About Don Sanders...
A central figure in the early Texas singer songwriter milieu, Don began his career appearing at such legendary venues as the Kerrville Folk Festival, Sand Mountain Coffee House, the Old Quarter, Liberty Hall, Anderson Fair, the Grand 1894 Opera House, Hofheinz Pavilion, and the Armadillo World Headquarters.
Over the years he has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Lightnin' Hopkins, Guy Clark, Eric Taylor, Vince Bell, Townes Van Zandt, Christine Albert, Bobby Bridger, and Janis Joplin.
Don was featured in the award winning documentary “For the Sake of the Song" about Houston's legendary venue, Anderson Fair, and his songs, "Southern Coast of France" and "Heavy Word User" are featured along with interview footage in the same documentary. His influence is deep and profound as evidenced by the citations and quotes in the biographies of Janis Joplin (Scars of Sweet Paradise) and Townes Vandt (A Deeper Blue and To Live's to Fly).
He has been profiled and written about in the Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly magazine, and Rolling Stone. A young Lyle Lovett even wrote an article on Don for his college paper, The Battalion at Texas A&M. Copies of several of these articles are available at redbootmusic.com.
Don’s new CD, Heavy Word User, The Vinyl Years 1971-75, will be available at the concert. Songs on the CD were painstakingly pulled from old eight and two track masters and digitized with the help of Andy Bradley at Sugar Hill studio then remixed and tweaked at Rock Romano’s Red Shack, a jewel of a recording studio comfortably located in Houston Height’s, one of the city’s grand old neighborhoods.