Benford "Buffalo" Earl Standley

Over the years he has produced hundreds of events and shows which include names like:


 

Clint Eastwood

Kris Kristofferson

Bob Dylan

Emmylou Harris
Waylon Jennings

Merle Haggard

Hoyt Axton

Willie Nelson

Bacon Brothers w/ Kevin Bacon

Les Paul
Taylor Swift

Ramblin Jack Elliott

Leon Russell

David Amram

Max Gail

Ken Kragen

Miranda Lambert

Johnny Rivers

Luke Perry

Gary Busey

Aaron Neville

Bobby Carradin

Kacey Musgrave

Buck Page Riders Purple Sage

Dave Somerville  (Diamonds)

Jack Ingram

Robert Earl Keen

Michael Martin Murphy

Buddy Red Bow

Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman
The Lost Gonzos
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)

John York   (The Byrds)
Eddie Dean

Joe Ely
Bob Wills TX Playboys

Jack Tempchin
New Riders of Purple Sage
Chris Montez

Rosie Flores

Jerry Jeff Walker

Riders in The Sky

Jack Tempchin

Victor Maymudes

Ronnie Mack

 

Junior Brown

Spencer Davis

Billy Swan

John Andrew Parks

Freebo--(Bass, Bonnie Raitt)
Everybody in Austin, TX
Gary P. Nunn

Jeffery Steele
Greg Harris (Flying Burrito Bros)
Carloyn Hester
B.W. Stevenson

Bob Wills, Jr.
Eddie Dean
and many more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benford has produced wild west shows, rodeos, the World Chile Cook-off in Terlingua, TX, several 3-day
music festivals, 5 years of a digital film festival, the first ever arts and craft festival on the strip in Vegas,

and a concert in a Vegas casinos, concerts in Guatemala, Central America, and 5 states in the U.S. 

Recently he has produced 6 Digital Film Festivals. The PasoDigitalFilmFestival.com, and in Silicon

Valley the DigitalMediaFestival.com and he posted the Malibu Film Festival online for 4 years.

Both of his film festival has the number one position for "digital" festivals on all major search engines.

 

He produced one of the most important symposiums in the nation for runaway and missing children,

hundreds of concerts, plus many other events & shows.  He was on staff, working with Buckminster

Fuller on the 1974 and 1978, World Symposium on Humanity held simultaneous in multiple cities

around the world.

 

He has co produced several record projects, including the Official State Ballad of Montana, and 2 award

winning music videos, that were dedicated to runaway and missing children, a subject he has written two

books on.  He has produced and co produced many benefits for children and youth, and written major

legislation for kids and help establish the Runaway Hotline in Austin, Texas, a Nation Wide program to

help runaway kids in America that is still in operation today.. 

 

He's presently working with Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan on a documentary DVD, concert and Internet

Cybercast about the life of "The man that started it all", also known as "The Father of Country Music,"

Jimmie Rodgers.   JimmieRodgersSaga.com

 

Standley is doing the rough edit on a online series that began working with the Eric Clapton Camp. That

grew to a project with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Les Paul, Haggard, Jackson Browne and other great called

PioneerTroubadours.com, he and has just produced a film trailer for Merle Haggard documentary, and

working very close with Haggard on the project, and helping Haggard find, log and upgrade his personal

archives for eight months, two of which were on the road with Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard, where he

was the only video and digital camera allowed on the tour.  His work and friendship with Merle Haggard

for some years led him to introducing Haggard to Les Paul and Bob Dylan and were highlights of his

long career.

 

He's finishing a ten year writing project on the state and fate of children in the U.S. during the last quarter

of a century.  More on his 4 decades of work for children and youth at StudioClub.com/Colorado.htm

He is also working on a autobiography book MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH on his 4 decades in

the entertainment business, and putting his book FROM ARMADILLOS TO MASTODONS, a book about

the Tonkawa Indians of the Texas Hill Country online.

 

Benford's history in the entertainment business goes back to 1967, when he started a band while he was
in college in the West Texas town of Alpine, where he went to ride bulls and rodeo.  Playing drums in a

country western rock 'n roll band in the sixties was a great beginning for a career that spans these past 4

decades. Because of his business studies in college and being raised by a banker, he went to producing

and management in 1970, after he moved to Austin, Tex. about the time the "progressive country" music

scene was started  that gave birth to Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphy and the "Armadillo cosmic

gonzo cowboy" scene.  Then Willie Nelson moved to town, taking the lead in creating the "Outlaw"

sound. Through these years Benford was right in the middle of this "happening," and producing many of

the cutting edge concerts in Austin, TX.  Many of those are at the top of this page listed...

 

After a number of years working as a psychology intern in a number of mental hospitals, backwards,

surgery wards, study programs working with autistic children, and a year of politics writing legislation

and working with the U.S. Justice Department, CIA, FBI, Texas Rangers, Texas Senate and House Sub

Committees on Human Resources concerning the state and fate of children, including work with FBI's

Most Wanted John Walsh and many others in youth care in the United States, he left the country for

near ten years, living and traveling every country in Central and South American, some of Europe, and

extensively Mexico with his central goal studying how other countries treat and care for their children

and youth, visiting every Aztec, Mayan and Incan ruin on earth, and escaping with his copy of Whole

Earth Catalogue, what he had seen and experienced as a youth growing up in the sixties and early

seventies in the good ole us of A while also attending 3 universities and getting hours equivalent to a BA

in Economics and Psychology and 30 hours in Masters studies in Psychology. More on his kid work at:

studioclub.com/Some%20Ran%20East/KidWorkResume.htm

 

Standley began to study "multimedia" in 1993, while negotiating a million dollar CD-Rom deal with IBM.
He was turned on to the world of multimedia by Dan Jones, Native American producer working with Kevin
Costner, and while working with Willie Nelson on Farm Aid 1994, as co-producer of the short wave radio

broadcast of Farm Aid, he began to tinker with this new Super Informational Highway.. He saw the future

and got on board the cyberspace band wagon that day on the bus with Willie Nelson, Computer Bob,

Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Wavy Gravy, Thomas Steinbeck (John's son) and others...

 

In 1995, he produced one of the very first live video/audio Internet cybercast.  The webcast was from the
world famous Troubadour in Hollywood. On the lineup were some  classic LA acts including, John York

from the Byrds, Greg Harris of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Page, founding member of the Riders of

the Purple Sage, producer Sid Smith (Circus of the Stars, Bob Hope's Christmas Specials for ten years,

Miss Universe Pageants) was playing the cardboard box and some other LA top acts.  In 97, while living

back in Austin, Tx, he produced a live Internet cybercast of Willie Nelson and Friends playing for the 100

year birthday party of Jimmie Rodgers ( Father of Country Music). The cybercast was produced in concert

with Sony/Columbia Online and he produced  the show on a Bob Dylan website. The show was a Yahoo

"Pick of  the Week," and a pick by CitySearch.com, and was so successful that the Sony server system

crashed in San Francisco. Webcast Production

 

In 1998, Benford returned to LA to launch his new project the StudioClub.com  A  Virtual Entertainment

InterNetwork on the World Wide Web.  The site was launched on June 22, 1998, with a taped show pro-

duced on May 26, 1998.  The site is still online lasting the wild ride of the Internet's first decade.  In 2006

and 09 the site was seeing an average of one million visitors per month, with no advertising or marketing

budget to speak of.  Using the StudioClub.com as his web based platform, Standley has produced

hundreds of shows over the past 13 years, including webcasting the taped audio and pictures and text of

the weekly Ronnie Mack Barn dance, which was from a honky-tonk at the corner of Hollywood and Vine,

the most famous street corner in the world, every Tuesday night for a year.  Webcast Production

 

In February of 1999, he produced a 5 hour live audio-video webcast of the First American in the Arts

Awards Ceremony, which went off without a hitch and was broadcast via YAHOO!  In 2000 his company

again produced the First American In the Arts Awards show with his partners at Yahoo.com broadcast

and Mark Cuban and company in Dallas, TX.  These setting a record for the longest continuing streaming

events on the web at the time.     Webcast Production

 

Benford is also producing KickingUpDust.com a online music history museum with a saga that tell the

history of the entertainment business in the United States.  He has met with the National Endowment

of the Arts on this project in Washington, DC.  The website is being prepared for a Fall 2012 launch,

and is tied to the PioneerTroubadours.com project.

 

His work can be seen at his website at: BenfordStandley.com

 

Webcast Production History

 

"If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney

 

Places I have been and lived

Bruce Ricker, Benford Standley and Clint Eastwood

   

 

CONTACT:  Benford Standley

323-850-8919 and 650-223-0300
email-- buffalobenford@gmail.com