Douglas Wayne Sahm first burst onto the rock and roll scene in the early sixties with a glorious gumbo of Cajun, Tejano, country, blues, western swing, Southern folk, and the best of British Invasion rock and roll. Doug took his Tex Mex mix into music history, fronting the Sir Douglas Quintet, recording with Bob Dylan, jamming with the Dead, and creating the Texas Tornados. Doug’s been musically important ever since he played on stage–at age eleven–with Hank Williams.
In 1999, Doug made the most personal musical statement of his wildly diverse career, this time going back to the country. Now, here’s that album, his last musical statement, finally available on glorious vinyl. This is the country record of a hippie refugee, with crying steel guitar and mournful Texas fiddle behind Doug’s southern drawl. It’s a little bit Hank, a little bit Haight Ashbury, and a whole lotta Doug. Drop the needle in the groove and while away a beautiful day under beautiful Texas sunshine. –Rush Evans SteadyBoy Records