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Sammy Dee Morton has played Louisiana and Texas style Blues for 35 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. 


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, hereleased his first all original album, Redheaded Stepchild which is available worldwide.


In 2005, Sammy Dee toured coast-to-coast on his Red, White & 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. 


He has appeared on multiple recordings, including his latest, Business Is Business.  BHP Music Ltd.


Sammy Dee LIVE at the Boulder Theater was recorded while opening for Robert Cray. 


In 2010 Sammy Dee's Strat Struttin was released on Guitar Masters Vol. 3&4:  Les Paul Dedication.


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.


Notable Events

  • June 1, 2010 - Sammy Dee's song, Strat Struttin' was released on Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication June 1st at Best Buy by BHP Music, Ltd. The other musicians are such as the memorable, Les Paul. Also,Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Steve Vai and Allen Holdsworth, Billy Sheehan, Hal Lindes from Dire Straits, Andy Timmons and Brian Tarquin, just to name a few.
  • July 4, 2009 - Opened for Tab Benoit at Cervantes in Denver, CO
  • February 21, 2009 - Opened for Delbert McClinton, Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
  • February 7, 2009 – Opened for Tab Benoit, Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
  • September 29 , 2008 - Opened for Robert Cray at the Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
  • January 2009 - Hear Sammy Dee's riffs on this PBS documentary. Credited for four soundtracks on a recent release, "Bayou Lafourche: The Longest Street in the World"
  • January 2009 - "Behave Yourself" from Sammy's Business is Business CD was chosen by listeners as one of the 2008 top 50 songs which were played on Kai Turner's Strictly Blues Show. 103.5 KRFX Radio - Denver, CO
  • May 17, 2008 - Sammy Dee concert for 5,000 people at the Erie Town Fair & Northern CO Balloon Fest, Erie CO
  • Mardi Gras 2004 - Performing with Doug Kershaw on Freemont Street - Las Vegas, NV
  • Opened for Steppenwolf 2002 - Austin, TX- over 100,000 member audience!
  • Hosted "World's Greated Blues Jam" 2002 with Raful and Kenny Neal - Baton Rouge, LA Blues & Bones Festival 2002 - Denver, CO
  • Opened for B.B. King at the 2001 New Orleans Jazz Fest- over 100,000 member audience!
  • 5 1/2 years touring with Doug Kershaw including dates in Osan, South Korea and Prince Albert, Canada