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Sammy and his band, and we thought you would like to know more. Sammy was born and raised in
California until the age of 15 when he moved to Priest River, Idaho. He always had a deep love for
music, especially the blues. His early influences were his father Jessie James Eubanks, BB King, Ray
He started his first band called OTTO at the age of twenty , playing current hits of the 80’s. After
several years with OTTO he joined a “Fossil Rock Band” called The Cruiserz. They needed a lead
singer but also made him play guitar! It was during his time with the Cruiserz that he got his first taste
of really playing the blues -when former Curtis Salgado bassist, John Mazzocco was at a gig at Henry’s
Pub watching Sammy play. According to Sammy they were playing “Red House”. . Mazzocco kept
saying “don’t move . . . don’t move.” “It was as if he was making me open up my soul and let it in”.

Sammy has won the "Best Male Vocalist" award nine times in the state of Washington. From East to
West he is widely regarded as "THE VOICE". He and the band have won multiple awards and
recognitions including advancing to the semi-finals in Memphis at the 2013 International Blues
Challenge. He has performed at Lucas Oil Stadium and numerous appearances at NHRA events and
has opened for National recording artists. Sammy has officially joined the Mission Control Family, and
recording of his new CD started in January.
This year Sammy just finished his appearance at the Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival, where he headed
up an all-star jam, and in May he will be at Sunbanks Blues Festival.
Sammy Eubanks Band



Our April Boogie entertainment is Sammy
Eubanks and his band, which includes Sammy
on guitar and vocals and two veteran musicians
of equal caliber and professional musicianship,
Michael Hays on drums & vocals and Dave
Nordstrom on Bass & vocals, making up one of
the swingin’est rhythm sections in the business.
Sammy travels with his band quite a lot, and we
are glad that he was in town in April to play for
us.
                                 
Sammy Eubanks