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The Sammy Dee Blues Band is a group of professional blues musicians based in Longmont, CO. Fronted by Sammy Dee Morton, the band includes David Morgenstern on bass and Steve Saviano on drums. The group is also known to feature talented guest musicians from the Colorado blues scene.
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 Rajun Cajun), Sammy found himself at the New Orleans Jazz Festopening 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.