Augie Meyers

Augie Meyers  (born May 31, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, performer, studio musician, producer, and record label owner.  He is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados.  (More from Wikipedia)

Frontman Doug Sahm of the Sir Douglas Quintet was a founding member of Texas Tornados (named after one of his songs, “Texas Tornado”) that is a sort of Tejano super group”.  The band included Freddy Fender, who is at least as well known as Sahm due to his hit songs “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” and “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”.  Rounding out the group were Augie Meyers, Sahm’s bandmate in the Sir Douglas Quintet; and Flaco Jiménez, an accordion player whose father Santiago Jiménez, Sr. helped pioneer another type of Hispanic music, conjunto.  Their 1990 self-titled debut album, Texas Tornados was released in both English and Spanish language versions. 


(April 2013)


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