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. And 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 is getting the surviving members of The Texas Tornados and hitting the road. "We recorded an album right before Freddy Fender passed away and we will be releasing it in the near future.
Shawn has been recording with artist in the recording studio. Patricia Vonne, Bobby La Roche, Mitch Webb, Joe Reyes, Hector Saldana, Raul Malo, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Freddy Fender, Joe King Carassco Just to name a few.
So stay tuned to find out all about the upcoming projects that Shawn has in the works.