Texas Focus: Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

Texas Spirit Theater

November 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Rating: PG
Runtime: 83 minutes
Director: Joe Nick Patoski
Writers: Joe Nick Patoski, Jason Wehling
Featuring: Dawn Johnson
Principal Actors: Doug Sahm, Shawn Sahm, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Freddy Fender

Join the Bullock Museum for a reception, screening, and conversation about Austin native Joe Nick Patoski’s documentary film Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove as part of the Bullock's Texas Focus film series.

Event Details

  • Included with your ticket is a 6:30 p.m. welcoming reception with a cash bar.
  • The film's director and producer will be in attendance.
  • Film screening is from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • A Q&A will follow the film's screening.

About the Film

The first documentary to explore the legacy of influential Texas native Doug Sahm, Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove is Austin native Joe Nick Patoski’s foray into documentary filmmaking. Premiering at the 2015 SXSW Festival to strong acclaim, this fascinating film features poignant interviews and rare performance footage of a Texas icon.  Described by Patoski as the “wild man musician’s musician” and “unsung hero of Texas music,” Sahm became one of the most influential musicians of his era.  The dynamic imagery of this documentary, along with the rousing sound of Sahm's music, make it easy to understand why Sahm once said we should all be "loving and feeling rock and roll."  


About Doug Sahm

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Doug Sahm (1941-1999), has been described as a young musical savant. Releasing his first record at the age of eleven, Sahm wasted little time pursuing what he loved most- making music and creating his own unique sound. Sahm is best known for being the leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet, a name influenced by the British Invasion that included The Kinks, The Who and The Beatles.The Sir Douglas Quintet produced such hits as "She's About a Mover" and "Mendocino." After a short stint in San Francisco, Sahm returned to Austin as the cowboy hippie rocker who later co-founded the Texas Tornadoes with Flaco Jiménez, Freddy Fender, and Augie Meyers, as well as Los Super Seven. Sahm’s influence defined the sound of Texas music and what it means to live "the groove."

About the Filmmaker

Austin-native Joe Nick Patoski is a prolific and established writer concentrating on little-known but influential stories about nature, Texas history, sports, and music legends. Patoski's published books include Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, Generations on the Land: A Conservation Legacy and Texas High School Football: More Than the Game.

Ticket prices are $3 for Bullock Museum members and $5 for non-members.
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Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Banner image courtesy of Van Brooks. Poster image courtesy of Jennymarie Jemmison.