Utrecht Record Convention, Netherlands (2018)
Shandon Sahm has embarked on his new solo career of singer-songwriter with his own style of contemporary alt-country and glam folk rock. After a successful 20-year run as a drummer, Shandon felt it was time to return to his alternative country roots and release a tribute album to his late father, Doug Sahm. During an interview Shandon once said, “I want to turn people on to Dad's music, but I don't feel I'm in his shadow."
This sentiment reflects the spirit behind Shandon's upcoming project, 'Sahm covers Sahm' released via Friendly Folk Records (Feb/2019). Album features Doug Sahm hits: 'Goodbye San Francisco-Hello Amsterdam', 'Shes About A Mover', 'Groovers Paradise', 'Give Back The Key To My Heart', and more. As a preview to the album, Shandon released the single, 'Give Back the Key to My Heart'. This track was originally written and released by his father in 1976, covered by country artists Uncle Tupelo (1993) and Dwight Yoakam (2008). Shandon will give the song his own unique twist and Sahm fans can expect the new single to be released, be). When you are Shandon Sahm, the creativity is always flowing. We are getting excited to see how his music evolves as he begins recording his next album of original tunes in Fall/2019 going the direction of the Acoustic Glam Folk genre.
Shandon Sahm is perhaps best known for his thirteen years as drummer of the alt-country rock band, Meat Puppets (1999-2002)/(2009-2018) and Gibby Haynes and His Problem (Butthole Surfers/2004). Shandon also joined his infamous father, Doug Sahm in band known as Sir Douglas Quintet, in the 90's, and his drums can be heard on the album, 'Dreaming at Midnight'. In addition to drums, Shandon has pursued a successful career as singer-songwriter with two solo albums, Good Thoughts Are Better...' (2006); 'Knock Yourself Out' (2011). Shandon has been on several world tours and opened for many bands: Stone Temple Pilots, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Butthole Surfers, Dave Grohl, Soul Asylum, and more. Shandon traded his Texas home in Spring/2018 to follow his dream of living and making music in the Netherlands. Summer/2018, a few months before moving to Europe, Shandon was inducted into the Arizona Music Hall of Fame!
Read more about Shandon's career on Wikipedia, HERE! Listen to Shandon on SPOTIFY! Sahm Covers Sahm tour will take place March/2019-October/2019 with gigs planed in Europe and Texas, USA. Follow Shandon on social media to keep up with tour dates.
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