January 24, 2010
Raul featured on
DVD pays tribute to the San Antonio Chicano rock of Augie Meyers and Doug Sahm. Texas Music Extravaganza was filmed last year at Leon Springs Dancehall in San Antonio with a dazzling cast of performers playing tribute to the music he and Doug Sahm made. It's an impressive lineup, starring Shawn Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, Raul Malo, Vato Valley Boys, BCH with Byron Berline, the Krayolas, and Adam Aguilar. The extravaganza redefines contemporary Tex-Mex not only through Sahm's and Meyer's music ("She's About a Mover," "Dinero") but by the musicians they influenced (Raul Malo's "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down") and the songs that taught them ("Volver, Volver" à la Flaco). The DVD dances with visual flair, and the soundtrack preserves it.