DougFest, celebrating the music of Doug Sahm! The Continental Club


November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
$10 cover at the door @9:30pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.

DougFest, celebrating the music of Doug Sahm! @10pm – $10 cover at the door @9:30pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.

DougFest features The Texas Mavericks, Alvin Crow, John Reed, Mike Buck, and Speedy Sparks, who played with Doug Sahm from 1986.
And Special Guests Matt Hubbard, and Jason Crow.

Nowadays an artist like Doug Sahm would probably be called a hyperactive or workaholic as the singer, guitar wizard (guitar, steel guitar, mandolin and violin) and songsmith was somebody who crossed the borders between country, blues, influences from the British invasion, Honky Tonk und Psychedelia. Sahm who was born on November 6, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, today is regarded as one of the forefathers of Tex-Mex because he mixed all these influences with Mexican elements like Conjunto.
And all these varieties he cultivated mostly at the same time in parallel conducted bands.
Of course, the name Doug Sahm is being connected with the legendary Sir Douglas Quintet which became immortal with classics like “Mendocino”, “She’s About A Mover” and “Dynamite Woman”. Or with the band Texas Tornados which are still are on tour up to this day, even after the early death of their mastermind on November 18, 1999, now lead by Shawn Sahm, a son of Sir Doug. But there was another combo, one that has been a bit forgotten – probably due to its short time of existence – totally unjustified: the Texas Mavericks from the second half of the Eighties. Rockabilly and rock’n’roll of the late Fifties delivered the pattern that Sahm and his companions adopted and played in their very own character.