Shawn Sahm Music / Press

“Shawn is Doug Sahm’s son who played with his father as a young teen with the Sir Douglas Quintet. The two also had their own lives and different bands, but the knack for putting good music together was a common thread they always shared. ”

“Understandably, in the economy of tribute albums, the most reverent cuts are rarely the most interesting: Keep Your Soul bucks this trend with its final track, a take on “Mendocino” Shawn inherited a generous portion of his father’s husky yawp, and we should be grateful it survives. ”

“As part of KGSR’s morning show in the Four Seasons lobby. Brian Beck, the affable morning man introduces one of the scions of Texas music, and Shawn Sahm shares his beautiful vibe along with one of his dad Doug Sahm’s most famous songs”

John Rosenfelder - earbender

“A beautifully curated cast of musicians poured heart and soul into this newly recorded, 14-track tribute to Sahm.Doug Sahm's son Shawn closes out the proceedings by playing all the instruments and singing lead on a gorgeous version of "Mendocino," one of his dad's best-known songs.”

Detroit Free Press

“The clouds of loss were dispersed the moment Shawn Sahm plugged in onstage, yelped, “Are you guys ready to have some fun,” and kicked off an accordion-spiced rendition of the Sir Douglas Quintet classic, “Nuevo Laredo.” and after a full-house sing-along of “She’s About A Mover,””

“The Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night at Austin Music Hall offered a feast for the eyes and ears. The late Doug Sahm tribute finale – featuring his son, Shawn, Augie Meyers and Alejandro Escovedo – was one for the memory books”

“Shawn Sahm's tribute that saw a stageful of Sir Doug's acolytes and former bandmates scare up some stinging San Antonio conjunto boogie. Augie Meyers' inimitable Vox organ had the packed house's hair standing on end while their feet moved of their own accord during "She's About a Mover." ”

“The fire was lit when son Shawn Sahm & the Tex-Mex Experience hit the stage with a dancing take of "Adios Mexico." The younger Sahm's a spitting image of his father in many ways, one of them being a talkative stage presence that kept things lively during set changes.”

“Doug’s son Shawn continues the legacy with his own band, the Tex-Mex Experience. Joined by Dave Alvin and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar, the younger Sahm embodied his father’s joyful, effervescent embrace of the musical moment: “Awrite, now we’re grooving!” ”

“...The band pumped out a high energy, high volume set of Texas rock. TMX is ready for the big time. If the business types from the music industry are worried about marketing a rock band with an accordian, they need to get over it, strap on their dancing shoes and unleash the Tex-Mex Experience. ”

Jim Beal - San Antonio Express News

“The formula is simple; great songs, excellent arrangements, and quality musicians who like to play together and have a good time doing it… Shawn and the boys have learned from their elders, and made it fit their groove. This has to be one of the coolest treasures I’ve heard in a while. ”

Big G's Texas Road Show

“The apples that fall from musical trees are too often lower grade than their progenitors. But Sir Doug's son Shawn Sahm proves that he might well over time yield a full bumper crop of artistic fruit as fine and succulent as his dad's work.This is an album that would make papa proud indeed.”

Rob Patterson - Texas Music Magazine

“It’s not just the genes that fit so well, the #1 son of Texas musician Doug Sahm creates the most exciting hybrid of vibrant border rock since his father’s by fusing Latin rock with roots rock.”

Margaret Moser - 16 Magazine