Augie Meyers’ style and his Vox Continental has become one of music’s most distinctive keyboard sounds
around. Augie can be heard with the Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Meyers’ solo efforts 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.
Rolling out of San Antonio, Texas in the early 60’s, the Sir Douglas Quintet, a musical partnership formed
with Doug Sahm, brought such hit tunes as “Mendocino” and “She’s About a Mover.” By fusing Tex-
Mex, Conjunto and soulful rock together along with the power of Meyers’ distinctive Vox organ, an impact
that is still being felt in rock ‘n’ roll today. While the Sir Douglas Quintet never broke up and never
succumbed to the lure of the oldies circuit, when Meyers and his musical cohorts decided they wanted to
do something different, they did. That led to the formation of The Texas Tornados and a Grammy award winning
South Texas sound.
Quote from Bob Dylan:
“Augie’s my man. He’s like an intellectual who goes fishing using bookworms. Seriously though, he’s the
shining example of a musician, Vox player or otherwise, who can break the code. His playing speaks
volumes. Speaks in tongue actually. He can bring a song, certainly any one of mine, into the real world.
I’ve loved his playing going all the way back to the Sir Doug days when he was featured and dominant.
lanes and there’s no detours, Augie will get you right straight through….Augie’s your man.”
Quote from John Hammond:
“Augie is one of the gems of the universe and is one of the greatest musicians that I’ve had
the honor of working with. His musical instincts are impeccable, he’s just a natural.”