South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound – Documentary in HD Features Legendary Texas Musician Augie Meyers

21 03 2009

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South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound – Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm and the history and influence of South Texas on popular music of today. Documentary filmmaker Tracy Ready examines the influence of German, Polish and Irish immigrants in South Texas on popular music styles including Country, Tejano, Blues and Rock and Roll, from a unique perspective.

Musician Augie Meyers has taken the music of San Antonio to audiences the world over through performances and recordings dating back to the 1950’s. His long list of credits include Grammy award winning albums and extensive touring with Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados, solo albums dating back to the early 1970’s, motion picture soundtracks, and performance credits on landmark albums for a host of influential American musicians including Bob Dylan, Doug Sahm and John Hammond, Jr.

Meyers’ life as the son of Polish immigrants, who grew up in the multi-cultural melting pot that is San Antonio and then took that sound to the world, is the central focal point of the documentary, but the story begins much earlier.

The South Texas Soul will follow the story and musical influence of the earliest European immigrants to Texas, and carry it through to the modern age. The film will weave interviews and insights from working musicians of today, historians and fans with archival photos and rare performance footage. It traces the earliest entry of the accordion to the south Texas to the story of Augie Meyers, the Sir Douglas Quintet, and the Texas Tornados, and beyond to a new generation of the South Texas sound, carried on by such artists as Los Lonely Boys, Charlie and Bruce Robison, Robert Earl Keen and Shawn Sahm’s Tex-Mex Experience.

Tracy Ready will write, direct and produce the documentary in High Definition (1080 24p) with archival footage and photos from the past.

STATUS ANALYSIS:

Initial principal interviews were conducted in San Antonio in 2008 with Augie Meyers and Jim Beal, Jr. historian and music writer for San Antonio Express News. Additional footage of Augie in session recording his current solo album at Blue Cat Studios was also acquired as a starting point for the film.

Included also in the film will be never before seen interview and performance footage of Augie Meyers in an interview with Tracy Ready in 1989.

Tracy would like to thank Shawn Sahm and Clay Meyers and their families for their assistance in this project.

Support the making of this film with tax deductible donation to Still Kickin’ Foundation, a 501 C-3 non profit organization dedicated to capturing the stories of older Americans who have done great things late in life.
Please visit: Still Kickin’ Foundation

Thanks for watching, and for your support.

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6 responses

1 04 2009
Smokey Miles

What a cool trailer! I’m looking forward to seeing the movie! I hired Augie to play keyboards on a recording session in New York years ago and he was a terrific player and gracious pro. I saw The SIr Douglas Quintet play at New York’s Max’s Kansas City back then and they were awesome. I also saw Freddy Fender play in New York and also fantastic This film is about a great musical blend that brings universal enjoyment.

1 04 2009
Lanora

What a jewel of a documentary. Music is the place to relate to the soul of any culture. Live forever!

2 04 2009
Glen Ackers

Great concept Tracy… I love San Antonio and the sound. Can’t wait to see the movie.

3 04 2009
Caroline Camillo

Love it so far! I love musicology. You’ve definitely found a great topic, a unique sound and a lively and interesting subject (Meyers). Will look forward to the full version. Best luck.

14 06 2009
Documentary Trailers to Show at Texas Music Mini-Conference « TraceTV

[…] We were quite honored to be invited to have a small part in the day. During the opening registration at the Texas Music Mini-Conference we displayed trailers for two music related HD documentaries currently in production. These projects are being produced with support of the 501C-3 non-profit Still Kickin’ Foundation. See previous blog post: South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound […]

19 01 2010
TraceTV » Documentary Trailers Shown at Texas Music Mini-Conference

[…] We were quite hon­ored to be invited to have a small part in the day. Dur­ing the open­ing reg­is­tra­tion at the Texas Music Mini-Conference we dis­played trail­ers for two music related HD doc­u­men­taries cur­rently in pro­duc­tion. These projects are being pro­duced with sup­port of the 501C-3 non-profit Still Kickin’ Foun­da­tion. See pre­vi­ous blog post: South Texas Soul: The San Anto­nio Sound […]

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