Doug Sahm | Artist

Doug Sahm | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Genre_Country, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Douglas Wayne Sahm aka Sir Douglas was an American musician and singer-songwriter born 1941 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a child prodigy in country music but became one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex music, as a soloist and with his band Sir Douglas Quintet. Sahm began his musical career singing and playing steel guitar, mandolin, and violin. He made his radio debut at the age of five and released his first record "A Real American Joe" at age eleven. On December 19, 1952, at the age of eleven, he played on stage with Hank Williams Sr. at the Skyline Club in Austin, Texas, which was Hank Williams's very last performance. In 1965 Sahm formed the Sir Douglas Quintet with childhood friend Augie Meyers. The band released 14 albums and had US hits with "She's About a Mover" and "Mendocino". In 1989 Sahm formed The Texas Tornados with Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez and Freddy Fender. That band released seven albums and won a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance for the song "Soy de San Luis". As a soloist Sahm released 12 studio albums, standouts include Doug Sahm and Band (1973), Groover's Paradise (1974), Texas Rock for Country Rollers (1976), Quintessence (1982) and The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm (1994). The debut Texas Tornados (1990) album and the Sir Douglas Quintet albums are also recommended.

Artist Website: wikipedia/Sir_Douglas_Quintet

Featured Albums: Doug Sahm

Related Artists: Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados

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