He led one of Bob Dylan’s favorite bands in the ‘60s, headlined shows with Willie Nelson, and was an early performer on Austin City Limits
. So why isn’t the brilliant, energetic Doug Sahm a household name? This rocking, two-stepping documentary careens through his whirlwind life and career and brings the audience along for the ride. Doug played steel guitar in San Antonio honky-tonks before his eighth birthday. His band, The Sir Douglas Quintet, rocketed onto the charts in 1965 with “She’s About a Mover.” He grooved through San Francisco during the Haight-Ashbury era, spent time in Marin, and recorded the classic track “Mendocino,” but his heart belonged to Texas. Archival audio of the man himself combines with present-day interviews with Doug’s family, bandmates, and friends, to paint a vivid picture of a wild, genial musical genius always questing after The Groove.
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