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Brendan Benson

Brendan Benson - Words and Music - 2012

by Rita Houston

Brendan Benson always has music on the brain and a killer lyric at the ready, and he's continuing to enjoy an interesting and varied career. The co-founder of The Raconteurs with Jack White, is also a prolific producer and now head of his own label, Readymade Records.

WFUV at SXSW: Brendan Benson Interview

by Laura Fedele

Brendan Benson has been putting out records since 1996, and kicked things up a notch by co-founding The Raconteurs with friend Jack White, but now he's facing a new challenge: Starting his own record label, and releasing a new record on it.

That kind of thing brings many an artist to SXSW, and the serious fun makes 'em stay, as he joked with WFUV's Rita Houston at the Hotel San Jose: "I'm just trying to stay sober enough to play. It's tough!"