Over the ensuing years, Shawn's has expressed that admiration for his father by absorbing the blues, country, and Tex-Mex hybrid that made Doug so distinctive, and giving them his own generational spin. Shawn logged time in the late-period Sir Douglas Quintet and had songs covered both by that band and his father's Lone Star supergroup, the Texas Tornados.
| Shawn Sahm's Tex-Mex Experience |
Thu, Sep 8
1719 Blanco Rd.
Recently, Shawn has gigged with Doug's old comrades Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers, and he's now unveiling a project that would surely bring a grin to the old groover's face: Shawn Sahm's Tex-Mex Experience, a conjunto-rock aggregation not far from the indestructible spirit of "She's About a Mover." Even Shawn's wiry frame and long, straight hair suggest his old man's late-'60s Bay Area period.
Sahm brings his band to Casbeers on September 8, and to make the sons-of-legendary-Texans theme complete, his opening act will be Colin Gilmore, son of Jimmie Dale Gilmore.