Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Sam Lay's influence on the Blues and other Blues musicians

Chicago, IL− Ten Tone Entertainment congratulates the Legendary Sam Lay, on his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame this month. His induction, as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band is well deserved. Not only was he inducted into the Hall of Fame, but also is the subject of a newly released documentary on his life titled, Sam Lay in Bluesland.

Ten Tone Entertainment's co-founder, Jon Hiller had the privilege of working with Sam Lay starting in the early 1970's to the present day and is featured in the documentary as Sam Lay's drummer in the concert featured in the film. A role Jon has enjoyed since he was a 17 year old playing behind Sam in the Bob Reidy Blues Band. He considers Sam Lay a mentor and learned to play his instrument from the best. "Backing up Sam as a teenager was a little daunting; those were big shoes to fill, as a drummer." Although Hiller might be too modest to admit, Sam has been heard to say from the bandstand, that if he was going to have another drummer on the stage with him, he wanted it to be Jon. Hiller considers Sam a big influence in his life and drumming style. "I remember sleeping behind the amps, between sets, in those days because I was still going to high school during the day. Sam would tell me to dress up to play, even in the days of blue jeans. He would say, always be better dressed than the people paying to see you play. Good advice still today. Those were good times."

Hiller went on to play with many blues greats including, Carey Bell, Eddy Clearwater, Otis Rush, Johnny Littlejohn, Chuck Berry and Willie Dixon. That led to stints with different bands and musical styles from rock to rockabilly to country, but he always remembers the influence Sam Lay had on his career.

Over the years Jon went onto do many recordings for Delmark Records along with other local and European labels; his discography can be found at He is currently Co-owner of Ten O Nine Records.

Ten Tone Entertainment and Jon Hiller congratulate Sam Lay and thank him for his contributions to music history.



TEN- O- NINE Records - Candy Golde song 'Boy in a Bubble' to appear on the hit Showtime series 'Californication' on May 18th 2014 and on the 'Californication' Season 7 Compilation Soundtrack Album.

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Candy Golde- collectable vinyl album available from TEN- O- NINE Records with free digital download code –just follow the link here. Also available through (vinyl and digital) and iTunes as a digital download.
'Californication' Soundtrack-'Season 7' will be available on and iTunes

• Candy Golde's "Trouble's Coming Down" named "Coolest Song in the World" on Little Steven's Underground Garage syndicated radio show.

 • NOW ON SALE! Debut EP by all-star band CANDY GOLDE, featuring Bun E. Carlos, John Stirratt, Nick Tremulis of Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, and  Rick Rizzo of Eleventh Dream Day, mastered by Ivan Julian formerly of Richard Hell and the Voidoids. The EP contains four originals and a cover of Paul Simon’s “Boy in the Bubble”, issued for download and in limited edition 10” vinyl with digital download card with artwork by renowned artist Wesley Kimler.


The James Burton Foundation

To all of our Ten O Nine Records friends,

James and Louise Burton host the James Burton International Guitar Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana every year at the end of August.

Some of the finest entertainers are on hand to lend their talents and time for this great event. It is something not to be missed if you love great music and would like to be part of a wonderful charitable cause.

The foundation is dedicated to raising money to provide technical training, lessons and free guitars to young musicians. What an incredible gift to a young person who loves music. Louise tells us that they are now and will be working with Shiners’ Hospitals in addition to area schools.

For festival and donation information including a complete schedule on upcoming events please visit…

And if you would like to contact the Foundation directly and contribute, please write or call….

James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101

Phone: 318 – 424 – 5000
Phone: 800 – 795 – 1764

For Sponsorships for this charity and event information please contact…

Ms. Janie Landry
Phone: 318 – 222 – 7403



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Blue Power

John Rhys, one of the most knowledgeable people in the music industry that I have had the extreme pleasure to know, broadcasts worldwide on As a music industry legend and accomplished musician, John provides one of the most entertaining and educational music destinations on the web.

An avid supporter of many genres of music, his shows on blues, rhythm and blues, and American rock n' roll are well worth the visit. John is a true historian and the music is incredible. There is always something very cool to see and listen to at

As a wonderful promoter and supporter of American music, along with being a great friend of Ten O Nine Records, we would hope that you take the time to visit and enjoy the show and browse the archives.

Make Blue Power one of you favorites, you will be glad you did, and please tell your friends.

Thank you in advance for your support of

Jon Hiller, Ten O Nine Records

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