"Anything that takes you away from the music is called a groove tax," Shandon Sahm said from the Tito's stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Sunday afternoon, quoting one
of countless colorful one-liners his late father Doug used to sprinkle into conversations like salt and pepper. Shandon, the youngest of Doug’s six children, moved to Amsterdam last year after three decades in Austin but returned this month for a whirlwind of shows that, in addition to ACL Fest, also includes stops at the Continental Club, Hole in the Wall and the Townsend as well as an in-store at Groover’s Paradise Record Shop (named after one of his dad’s songs).
His 45-minute set at the fest with a five-piece backing crew included a bunch of Doug classics, drawn largely from Shandon’s new “Sahm Covers Sahm” EP, plus a blazing version of Roky Erickson’s “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Later, he joined us in the Austin360 media tent for a conversation on Austin360 Radio. Check it out here: