Benford E. Standley

Buffalo Benford Productions LLC, West Multimedia &

Over the decades he's produced untold number of events and shows which include names like:


Clint Eastwood

Kris Kristofferson

Willie Nelson
Hoyt Axton
Emmylou Harris
Waylon Jennings

Merle Haggard
Taylor Swift
Aaron Neville

Les Paul

Gary Busey

Kathleen Quinlan

Luke Perry
Jerry Jeff Walker
Riders in The Sky

Leon Russell

Bacon Brothers

Alison Krauss

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Jack Ingram

Michael Martin Murphy

Dave Somerville  (Diamonds)

Chris Montez

Joe Ely

Buddy Red Bow
The Lost Gonzos
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
Floyd Westerman
Eddie Dean

Buck Page and his Riders
    of the Purple Sage
Bob Wills TX Playboys
Bob Wills, Jr.
New Riders of Purple Sage 
John York   (The Byrds)

Junior Brown

Jack Tempchin w/ Johnny Rivers


Rosie Flores

Louie Ortega

Spencer Davis

Billy Swan

New Riders of Purple Sage

Freebo--(Bass, Bonnie Raitt)
Gary P. Nunn

Jeffery Steele
Greg Harris (Flying Burrito Bros)
Carloyn Hester
B.W. Stevenson
Ronnie Mack
Susie Nelson (Willie's daughter)

Everybody in Austin, TX
and many many many more...




He has also produced Wild West Shows, rodeos, the World Chile Cook-off in Terlingua, TX, several 3-day
music festivals, a 3 day arts and craft festival on the strip in Vegas, and a concert in a Vegas casino, three

digital film festivals, several concerts in Guatemala and Coast Rica Central America. He produced one of

the most important symposiums in the nation for runaway and missing children, plus many other events &

shows, and too many club dates for one person to remember, Over the years Benford has co produced

several record 'projects, including the Official State Ballad of Montana, and two award winning music videos,

that were dedicated to runaway and missing children, a subject he has written two books on, having been

a child psychologist and working with Autistic Children on some of the first studies in the early seventies.


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. 


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, Texas 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," wearing several hats, including

a carnie hat, manager, promoter, concert and music producer, etc.


Standley began to study "multimedia" in 1993, while negotiating a one 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, he began to tinker with this new Super
Informational Highway..  After seeing the Internet he quoted Gary P. Nunn saying, "I might have been born
yesterday, but I stayed up late last night..."  He saw the future and got on board the cyberspace band

wagon that day on the bus with Willie, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Thom Steinbeck and Computer Bob.


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, The Bum
Steers, John York from the Byrds, Greg Harris of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Page, founding member
of the Riders of the Purple Sage, county "hit" writer Steve Hill,  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 1997, while living back in Austin, Tx, he produced a live Internet cybercast of
Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman 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, and was so successful that the Sony server system crashed in San Francisco.


In 1998, he returned to Los Angeles to launch his new project the   A  Virtual Entertain-
ment InterNetwork on the World Wide Web.  The site was launched on June 22, 1998, with a taped show
produced on May 26, '98.  The site is still online lasting the wild ride of the Internet's first decade.  In 2006

and 2007 the site has seen an average of one million visitors per month, with no advertising or marketing

budget to speak of.  Using the 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 honkey tonk at the corner of Hollywood and Vine,

the most famous street corner in the world.     Webcast Productions


In February of 2000, 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 2001 his company again

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

 Webcast Productions


He's working with Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Aaron Neville and others on a documentary DVD, TV show

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

 Music," Jimmie Rodgers.


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

a century.  See more on his four decades of work for children and youth at


Benford is producing 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., and is presently working to establish it as a non profit entity.


Standley is doing the rough edit on a music documentary he originally shot with the Eric Clapton Camp, Merle Haggard, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott and other greats at, and has just produced a

trailer forHaggard's documentary movie, working very close with Haggard on the project for eight months, two of

which were on the road with Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard.  You can see some of the pictures and a journal

from the tour at


He is also preparing to produce the 3nrd PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL in Central California

wine country Nov. 19--23



Webcast Production History

And Benford has 4 kids

and 4 granddaughters

"If you can dream it,

you can do it."
             -Walt Disney

Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC



811 Spring St. # 140

Paso Robles, CA  93446


CONTACT:  Benford at:








Benford with Clint Eastwood


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