Augie Meyers

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Augie Meyers
Augie Meyers (middle) in the Sir Douglas Quintet in 1966
Augie Meyers (middle) in the Sir Douglas Quintet in 1966
Background information
Birth nameAugust Meyers
Also known asLord August
Born (1940-05-31) May 31, 1940 (age 82)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
GenresGarage rock
Psychedelic rock
Rock
Soul
Folk
Tejano/Tex-Mex
Country
Country rock
Occupation(s)Musician
Singer
Record producer
Record label owner
Instrument(s)Keyboards, guitar, accordion, voice
WebsiteAugieMeyers.com

August "Augie" Meyers (born May 31, 1940)[1] is an American musician, singer, songwriter, performer, studio musician, record producer, and record label owner. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados.[2]

History[edit]

He was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States.[3] In the early 1960s, Meyers and Doug Sahm founded the Sir Douglas Quintet.[3] 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).[3]

In the 1990s, Meyers co-founded the successful supergroup known as the Texas Tornados with Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiménez, and Freddy Fender.[3]

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, White Boy Records, and El Sendero.

As a studio musician, Meyers has played on numerous releases by other artists, including Bob Dylan, John P. Hammond, Tom Jones, John & Mary, Tom Waits, Raul Malo, and Doug Sahm.

Meyers lives in the Texas Hill Country town of Bulverde.

Select album discography[edit]

  • 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)
  • 1992: 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)

Select collaborations[edit]

  • 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)
  • 2014: Ben Vaughn, Texas Roadtrip (Many Moods)
  • 2021: The Mal Thursday Quintet, If 6 Was 5 (Chunk Archives Recordings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Dylan Who's Who". Expectingrain.com. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Peel, Adrian (2014). Tequila, Senoritas and Teardrops: Musicians Discuss the Influence of Mexico on Country Music. McFarland. p. 23. ISBN 9781476617800. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1680. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.

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