Shawn Sahm

Band Members: Shawn Sahm, John Jorgenson, Joe King Carrasco, Bobby Flores, & Tom Kinney
Releases: Shawn Sahm (2010)
Years at MusicFest: 2

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 Shawn’s path in life would be: it’s always been on the road. After his father passed away in 1999, Shawn wasn’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. “The idea was to take the influences, the sound, the real stuff, what’s in your heart and in your soul,” Shawn enthuses. “That music is a part of me. What makes the band unique is that we are doing music for the love of it. It’s not the ‘in’ thing or the popular thing; it’s something I’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.” Shawn Sahm also learned how to put together the right musicians for the right sound. Shawn now works with a variety of musicians. He and the surviving members of The Texas Tornados are hitting the road. Shawn has also been recording with artists in the recording studio including Patricia Vonne, Bobby La Roche, Mitch Webb, Joe Reyes, Hector Saldana, Raul Malo, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Freddy Fender, and Joe King Carassco, just to name a few. At MusicFest 2018, expect to see Shawn performing with a special all-star band plus MusicFest artists.

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