Guide to the Don Sanders collection, 1960s-2015 MS 648
As a student at University of Houston, Don Sanders began writing and composing his own music in 1963. He eventually joined the growing folk scene at Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant. He has performed at Liberty Hall, Kerville Folk Festival, Sand Mountain Coffee House, the Old Quarter, the Grand 1894 Opera House, and Hofhienz Pavillion.
Sanders started Mean N' Low Records in 1972 as a vehicle to release his own albums, a self-titled 12", "Extended Play," and "Limited Edition." He has also released the albums "El Mosquito in My Kitchen" (2006) and "Limelight" (2015).
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he played clubs and at universities in Texas. He was a favorite at Texas A&M and was the influence for Lyle Lovett's "This Old Porch." Lovett even interview him for the school's newspaper. During this time, he began teaching music to children at the Gatesville School for Boys and elementary schools in the North Forest School District.
He still performs and teaches music to children through workshops.
This collection contains correspondence, images, news clippings, and other items chronicling the musical history of Don Sanders.
Conditions Governing Access
Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-348-2586.
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from Don Sanders.
Don Sanders collection, 1960s-2015, MS 648, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
Donated by Don Sanders in February 2016.
Additional materials are expected for this collection.
Detailed Description of the Collection