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October 13, 2003
Sahm’s Memory, Music to Be Honored by Musical Friends and Fans
AUSTIN—Joe Ely, Angela Strehli, Charlie Sexton, Asleep At the Wheel’s Ray Benson and over two dozen other musicians will take the stage at Antone’s on Wednesday, October 23 for an all-night, all-star tribute to the life and music of Doug Sahm and all his musical incarnations—from the Sir Douglas Quintet to the Texas Tornados—at the second Doug Sahm Day, to be held from 6 p.m. to closing time at one of Sahm’s favorite venues, Antone’s at 213 West Fifth St.
For information on showtime and other details, please call SilverStar Entertainment at 512-615-2412. SilverStar Entertainment is producing the event. The event is co-sponsored by KGSR-FM, Texas World Records and the Austin Chronicle. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale now at Waterloo Records and Antone’s Records.
The following artists (in alphabetical order) have confirmed that they will appear to take part in the event: C.C. Adcock, Ray Benson, Joe “King” Carrasco, Joe Ely, Ernie Garibay, Ernie Durawa, Bobby Flores, Los Jazz Vatos, Augie Meyers, Eve Monsee, Derek O’Brien, Louie Ortega, George Rains, the Red Dirt Rangers (with members of Asleep At the Wheel), Mark Rubin (of the Bad Livers), Charlie Sexton, Warren Storm, Angela Strehli, the Texana Dames, the Texas Mavericks, the Lucky Tomblin Band, Tortilla Flats, the West Side Horns, and more. Doug’s sons, Shawn and Shandon Sahm, will also perform.
In addition to the musical component of the day, plans are also in the works for the Austin City Council to proclaim “Doug Sahm Day” on October 23, and the stretch of Fifth Street in front of Antone’s to be re-named temporarily in his honor. Details on these events will be made public as they are finalized.
The first Doug Sahm Day was held in Camargo Park in Sahm’s hometown of San Antonio last October. The 2002 edition featured performances by Little Joe y La Familia, Augie Meyers, Shawn and Shandon Sahm, Angela Strehli, and more.
“We wanted Doug Sahm Day to become an annual event, and a sort of a living memorial to his life and music” said show producer Lucky Tomblin, of Austin's SilverStar Entertainment company. “We anticipate that this event will become increasingly popular, not only with San Antonio and Austin citizens, but with Doug Sahm fans all over Texas and the U.S., and overseas."
Promoters elected to hold this year’s event at Antone’s, in Austin. The “Home of the Blues,” as the club is widely known, was one of Sahm’s favorite venues, and he performed there often with his Last Real Texas Blues Band, and with San Antonio’s acclaimed West Side Horns.
In proclaiming Doug Sahm Day in San Antonio last year, Mayor Ed Garza declared: "Doug Sahm was a San Antonio native son, and one of the most gifted, eclectic and influential musicians the State of Texas has ever produced,"
Born on San Antonio's East Side in 1941, Doug spent his life celebrating all the diverse roots and branches of Texas music. Primarily through two influential bands two decades apart, the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados, he helped share his musical love affair with the world. Doug passed away in Taos, NM in 1999.
WHAT: Doug Sahm Day, a tribute to and one of the most gifted, eclectic and influential musicians the State of Texas has ever produced. Doug Sahm Day is a production of SilverStar Entertainment
WHERE: Antone’s, 213 W. Fifth St.
INFORMATION: SilverStar Entertainment, 512-615-2412
WHEN: Thursday, October 23
TICKETS: $15, on sale now at Antone’s Records and Waterloo Records
DOUG WHO?: Some highlights of Doug Sahm’s life and his illustrious career--
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Marsha Milam/Milam & Co.—512-472-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF DOUG SAHM, LOG ONTO:
www.dougsahm.com; www.allmusic.com or www.rollingstone.com or www.texasmonthly.com