Before he became Texas's first homegrown rock and roll star since Buddy Holly, the late Sir Douglas Sahm of San Antonio was a steel-playing guitar phenom said to have once impressed Hank Williams Sr. himself. Through his psychedelic San Francisco years and later return to Texas, Sahm clung to that honky-tonk soul to the last, cutting The Return of Wayne Douglas a scant three months before he passed away in November 1999. It happens to be one of the best stone-country albums ever to ride up from the south 40 and, happily, has just been reissued on vinyl by Austin's Steady Boy Records. Friday, Steady Boy owner Freddie Krc's Freddie Steady 5 slips down to the Continental to salute Wayne Douglas in person with Houston's Mitch Jacobs Band and Austin singer-songwriter Emily Grace Berry.
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