Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Doug Sahm Memorial

Born on November 6, 1941 in San Antonio, Douglas Wayne Sahm made Texas music as no one has before or since. A true child prodigy on steel guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, Sahm picked up guitar and began his recording career playing country, rock & roll, blues, and Chicano. Sahm topped the rock charts in the Sir Douglas Quintet during the 60s with "She's About a Mover", "The Rains Came", and "Mendocino", songs that endure in Lone Star hearts. In the 70s, Sahm gave Texas country music a distinct edge that carried his reputation globally and helped put the Austin music scene on the map. In later years, he formed the first Tex-Mex super-group, the Grammy-winning Texas Tornados, further spreading the gospel of Texas music to the world. Doug Sahm, the real Texas Tornado and one first called "the State Musician of Texas,: died November 18, 1999, but his music inspires Austin eternally. As Sahm himself sang in "At the Crossroads," "You can't just live in Texas, if ya don't have a lot of soul."

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo


1 comment:

  1. Love history of all shapes and sizes and especially love places that celebrate it! :)