De Amerikaanse keyboards-speler Augie Meyers viert vandaag zijn tachtigste verjaardag. Meyers is vooral gekend door liefhebbers van tex mex-muziek. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados.

August “Augie” Meyers was born in San Antonio, Texas. In the early 1960s, he founded together with Doug Sahm 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).

In the 1990s, Meyers co-founded the hugely successful supergroup known as the Texas Tornados with Doug SahmFlaco Jiménez and Freddy Fender.

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.

As a studio musician, Meyers has played on numerous releases by other artists, including Bob DylanJohn P. HammondJohn & Mary, Kevin Kosub, Tom Waits and Doug Sahm.

Meyers lives in the Texas Hill Country town of Bulverde. (Wikipedia)

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