Thursday, November 19, 2009

Doug Sahm has been playing in the great gig in the sky for 10 years

I had been on a Doug Sahm kick of sorts lately even before I realized that we were approaching the 10 year anniversary of his untimely death in 1999. A visit from a high school friend helped me to fill out my collection of his music and I had been working my way through the stages of his career over the last many weeks. I was fortunate enough to see the Texas Tornados in San Antonio in 1992 but I didn’t really realize at the time what a super supergroup I was seeing. While Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers are still kicking and playing, Sahm and Freddie Fender have departed for the great gig in the sky.

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