May 5, 2018, 9:00 pm at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
This very special Cinco de Mayo performance with Shawn Sahm & Friends features Charlie Sexton, Joe King Carrasco, John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band, Elton John), Bobby Flores (Ray Price Band) and Dwayne Verheyden (accordion, Holland) playing all your Texas Tornados and Doug Sahm classics and much more.
From the moment he sat on the knee of his father Doug Sahm on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1968, there was never a question as to what Shawnâ€™s path in life would be: itâ€™s always been on the road. And after his father passed away in 1999, Shawn wasnâ€™t about to slow down. Having spent the better part of the last six years overseeing the estate and various projects, he returned to his first musical love: the amalgam of rock & roll and across-the-border rhythms that define the Tex-Mex sound. â€œThe idea was to take the influences, the sound, the real stuff, whatâ€™s in your heart and in your soul,â€ Shawn enthuses. â€œThat music is a part of me. What makes the band unique is that we are doing music for the love of it. Itâ€™s not the â€˜inâ€™ thing or the popular thing, itâ€™s something Iâ€™ll be doing one way or another for the rest of my life. Even when I was young playing in rock bands, I was always playing with Dad and writing songs.â€ Shawn Sahm also learned how to put together the right musicians for the right sound.