Legendary musician Sam Lay gets Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, movie
Sam Lay worked with legends, and along the way became a legend himself. From Little Walter to Muddy Waters, from Howlin’ Wolf to Willie Dixon, Sam Lay played drums on dozens of influential blues records in the early 1960s. By the middle of the decade, he was recording and touring with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, a multi-racial outfit that spread Chicago blues across the world. He played behind Dylan when Bob first plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival. He’s been in the Blues Hall, and the Jazz Hall, and earlier this month was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Musician, bandleader and consummate showman Sam Lay talks about his life and his music on Morning Shift.