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Augie Meyers

Augie Meyers is a Tex-Mex Star, his style and Vox Continental has become one of music's most distinctive keyboard sounds around. Augie Meyers is a lock on the Top 10 All-Time Rock & Roll Keyboard Riffs, boasting a career only a few can match. Ever since his Vox organ on the Sir Douglas Quintet's "She's About a Mover" “Mendocino"and "Nuevo Laredo" hit with Texas twang to his Grammy-winning work with the hugely successful supergroup known as the Texas Tornados, with Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, and Freddy Fender known worldwide as the creators of South Texas sound. Meyers has stood on a Hall of Fame lifetime as the godfather of San Antonio rock, poster child for staying and playing on the Alamo City's home team in the Texas league – white boy, vato, soul man, musician. His career has crisscrossed cultural boundaries for decades. He looms large not only in the musical back pages of San Antonio, but of Austin, San Francisco, Scandinavia, and points in between. His potent stew of rock, blues, country, and conjunto is at once distinct and distinguished. Along the way, he's written songs like "Hey Baby Kep Pa So" that stand as anthems to the nowhere-but-Texas Lone Star attitude. Augie can be heard as well as on landmark albums by Bob Dylan (”Time Out of Mind” and “Love and Theft”) and John Hammond (“Wicked Grin”). Echoes of the Meyers' style and sound can be heard in the music of the Doors, the Kinks, the Animals as well as the Beatles just to name a few. An im- pact that is still being felt in rock 'n' roll today.  

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