Sammy Dee 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 2005, Sammy was deemed an “Honorary Louisiana Bluesman” by the Louisiana Music Commission.
In the 70's, Sammy Dee managed a recording studio, using his off hours to further develop his musical talents. His goal, to create his own style. Over the years, Sammy Dee 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 in Austin Texas, Steppenwolf. Sammy Dee spent five and a half years touring with Doug in the U.S., Canada and overseas. While living in Louisiana, near New Orleans, Sammy played with several special musicians who helped further shape his sound and influence his playing style. In 2004, he released his first all original album, Redheaded Stepchild which is still available worldwide.
In 2005, Sammy Dee toured coast-to-coast on his Red White and Blues Tour in support of the album. It was while on this tour, at his show in Hammond, Louisiana, he was awarded, by Official Louisiana State Decree, the title of "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.
Sammy Dee Morton: SAME OL’ BLUES video
Sammy Dee Morton: LIVE AT THE BOULDER THEATER video