Classic American Blues

Sam Lay with Fatback Deluxe

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Sam Lay is the blues.

Sam Lay is currently available for performances throughout the southeastern USA at venues and events as the featured artist with Fatback Deluxe.

Atlanta’s own Fatback Deluxe Blues Band featuring Sam Lay offers an exuberant rollercoaster ride of classic American music presented only as the man who helped create it can.

Sam’s Career Highlights:

  • Born in 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arrived in Chicago in 1959
  • Appears on over 40 Chess Records recordings
  • Released nine Sam Lay Blues Band studio albums (lead vocals and drums)
  • Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015
  • Member of Blues Hall of Fame, Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, Jazz Hall of Fame, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
  • Played drums behind Bob Dylan for Dylan’s first ever electric band performance (Newport Jazz Fest, 1965)

Legendary artists who Sam has performed and/or recorded with:

  • Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Taj Mahal, Paul Butterfield, Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Rogers, Bob Dylan, James Cotton, Magic Sam, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and countless others.

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