Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC


Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC is the production entity for Benford E. Standley

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

Clint Eastwood

Kris Kristofferson

Willie Nelson
Hoyt Axton
Emmylou Harris
Waylon Jennings

Merle Haggard
Buck Page and his Riders
    of the Purple Sage
Dave Somerville  (Diamonds)

Les Paul

Gary Busey
Jerry Jeff Walker
Riders in The Sky

Leon Russell

Junior Brown

Taylor Swift

Paula Nelson

Michael Martin Murphy

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

Joe Ely
Bob Wills TX Playboys
Bob Wills, Jr.
New Riders of Purple Sage
Chris Montez

Louie Ortega

Rosie Flores
John York   (The Byrds)

Spencer Davis

Johnny Rivers

Billy Swan

Ramblin Jack Elliott

Aaron Neville

Freebo
Everybody in Austin, TX
Gary P. Nunn

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

John Andrew Parks
Ronnie Mack
Susie Nelson
and many many many more...

 

He has also produced Wild West Shows, a Digital Film Festival, concerts in 3 foreign countries, rodeos,

the World Chile Cook-off in Terlingua, TX, several 3-day music festivals, an arts and craft festival on the

strip in Vegas and a concert in a Vegas casino, and many webcasts, including one of the first audio/video

webcast every produced.  Benford 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.  He 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.  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. 

He also wrote a book about an ancient Indian tribe that lived around Austin, Texas, with plans on a DVD

doc of FROM ARMADILLOS TO MASTODONS

 

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," and producing many of the

cutting edge concerts in Austin, TX.

 

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 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 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.

In 1998, he returned to Los Angeles to launch his new project the StudioClub.com.   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 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 honkey tonk at the corner of Hollywood and Vine,

the most famous street corner in the world.     Webcast Production Pictures

 

 

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!  His site received over 700,000
hits in 2000 and at present is getting 2 million hits per month with a monthly increase being seen for
the past two years.  In 2001 his company again produced the First American In the Arts Awards show with
his partners at Yahoo.com broadcast.   Webcast Production Pictures

 

 

He's presently working with Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Kristofferson, Aaron Neville and others on a docu-

mentary 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.   www.JimmieRodgersSaga.com

 

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 StudioClub.com/Colorado.htm

 

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. 

 

Standley is doing the rough edit on a music documentary working with the Eric Clapton Camp, Merle Haggard,

and Ramblin' Jack Elliott and other greats at PioneerTroubadours.com, and has just produced a trailer for

Haggard'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 StudioClub.com

 

He is also preparing to produce the fourth PASO ROBLES DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL in Central California

wine country  www.PasoRoblesDigitalFilmFestival.com  The Festival has been attended by the likes of Clint

Eastwood, Kathleen Quinlan, director Mick Jackson, Gary Busey, Kevin Bacon, Luke Perry, Joe Estevez,

Webcast Production History and Pictures

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Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC

CONTACT:  Benford Standley at:

323-850-8919
email-- buffalobenford@gmail.com

 

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