This short film,followed by a short performance by Ray Benson and band members, chronicles the improbable four-decade transformation of a group of ragtag hippies into today's status as Texas cultural icons. From the early days in Paw Paw, WV to the big breaks in San Francisco, settling permanently in Austin, and then on to each of the unpredicted come-backs through the years, the story culminates in a triumphant 2010 concert that reunites the "family" for its 40th anniversary. The band has thrived because of an intense love of this music that is shared by the talented musicians who make it and the audience that cannot get enough of it. That, and the force of nature that is Ray Benson.
Director: Dan Karlok