We have crafted a unique style of blues that blends Texas and Louisiana style blues into music that energizes and uplifts people. If your ready to dance and have a good time, we are the band for your event. Mardi Gras event? We are a perfect fit for that, having lived in Louisiana and receiving the Honorary Louisiana Bluesman award from the state, we can provide your event with great tunes and a memorable experience. We have a wide variety of blues songs that we can perform, so let us know how we can make your event one your guests will really enjoy!
Price Range: $700 and up
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The Sammy Dee Blues Band puts a different spin on a traditional blues band by keeping audience engaged and moving with energetic, crowd pleasing songs, so expect to dance!! Need a Cajun band for Mardi Gras, no problem. Need it slowed down so wedding guests can dance? Done. Hosting a blues dancing night? This is the band to have. With a wide span of songs and styles that will please most music lovers, The Sammy Dee Blues Band will have guests talking about how much fun the event was for months to come!
Sammy Dee Morton has played Louisiana and Texas style Blues for 25 years. His smooth, soulful and energetic way of playing has captured many an ear. Sammy Dee developed his chops playing alongside Blues and Cajun performers such as: Kenny Neal, Debbie Davies, Tab Benoit, and Doug Kershaw. He has appeared on multiple recordings, including his latest, Business Is Business and Sammy Dee LIVE, which was recorded at the Boulder Theater while opening for Robert Cray. In 2010, Sammy Dee's song, Strat Struttin' was released on Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication, BHP Music, Ltd. In 2005, Sammy was deemed an “Honorary Louisiana Bluesman” by the Louisiana Music Commission.
In the 70's, Sammy Dee managed a recording studio and used his off hours to further develop his musical talents. His goal was to create his own style. Over the years, Sammy discovered his longing to master the Blues. In the 80's, he played 6 years in a shag band in South Carolina and this helped to develop his strong command for rhythm. Later on in his life, while touring with Doug Kershaw (the Rajin Cajun), Sammy found himself at the New Orleans Jazz Fest opening for greats like Al Green and B.B. King and at Austin Texas, Steppenwolf. Sammy Dee spent five and a half years touring with Doug in the U.S., Canada and overseas. Also, he spent a while living in Louisiana near New Orleans and played with several special musicians which added more influence to his playing style. In 2004, he released his first all original album, Redheaded Stepchild which is available worldwide.
In 2005, Sammy Dee toured coast-to-coast on his Red White and Blues Tour in support of the album. And while on tour at his show in Hammond, Louisiana, was awarded by Official Louisiana State Decree as an "Honorary Louisiana Bluesman", a rare and respected recognition. Sammy Dee Morton believes in the immortal words of the great Albert Collins, "let your influences shine through". With a life steeped in the traditions of blues and a stunning style all his own, Sammy Dee is sure to please Blues fans young and old.
Past Booked Events
|February 03, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||The Sammy Dee Blues Band Live at The Alley|
|January 06, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||The Sammy Dee Blues Band Live at the Avrada Tavern|
|November 03, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Sammy Dee Blues Band live at Bootstrap Brewery|
Blues is Killin Me
Blues fallin down like Rain
Blues so Bad
San Ho Zay
Got my Mojo Workin
Pocket Full of Blues
I'm Not Drunk, I'm Just Drinkin
It's Too Late
Everyday I have the Blues
|Sammy Dee Morton||vocals, guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Albert Collins, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Freddie King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, BB King