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|Birth name||August Meyers|
|Also known as||Lord August|
May 31, 1940 |
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Record label owner
|Instruments||Keyboards, guitar, accordion, voice|
|Associated acts||Bob Dylan
Sir Douglas Quintet
August "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.
In the early 1960s, Meyers and Doug Sahm founded the Sir Douglas Quintet. His Vox organ was a familiar element of the group's sound, as heard on tracks like "She’s About a Mover" (1964), "Mendocino" (1969), and "Nuevo Laredo" (1970).
Since the 1970s, Meyers has operated several of his own record labels, including the Texas Re-Cord Company (co-founded with Lucky Tomblin), Superbeet Records, and White Boy Records.
Select album discography
- 1971: The Western Head Music Co. (Polydor)
- 1972: You Ain’t Rollin’ Your Roll Rite (Paramount)
- 1975: Live At The Longneck (Texas Re-Cord Company)
- 1977: Finally In Lights (Texas Re-Cord Company)
- 1982: Still Growin (Sonet)
- 1984: August in New York (Sonet)
- 1986: Augie’s Back (Sonet)
- 1986: My Main Squeeze (Superbeet)
- 1988: Sausalito Sunshine (Superbeet)
- 1995: White Boy (White Boy)
- 1996: Alive & Well At Lake Taco (White Boy)
- 2002: Blame It On Love (Texas World)
- 2006: My Freeholies Ain’t Free Anymore (El Sendero)
- 2013: Loves Lost and Found (El Sendero)
- 1991: John and Mary, Victory Gardens (Rykodisc)
- 1997: Bob Dylan, Time Out Of Mind (Columbia)
- 2001: Bob Dylan, Love And Theft (Columbia)
- 2005: John P. Hammond, In Your Arms Again (Back Porch)
- Peel, Adrian (2014). Tequila, Senoritas and Teardrops: Musicians Discuss the Influence of Mexico on Country Music. McFarland. p. 23. ISBN 9781476617800. Retrieved 24 December 2015.