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Iron Mike is on GFO Records, and distributed by INgrooves & uses Curt Mangan Strings, and Keeley Electronics effects.


The king of swamp stomp, blues recording artist and producer Iron Mike Norton is described by peers and critics as one of the most innovative and creative artists in the genre. Iron Mike combines elements of modern styles like hip hop, rock and techno with traditional hill country slide guitar blues. The result is a sound truly unique to Iron Mike alone.

Based out of the swamps of Florida, Iron Mike has performed for audiences in both the USA and abroad. His ability to cross over into other formats has garnered him the opportunity to work with top artists from not only blues, but artists such as Willie Nelson, Rob Zombie, and his mentor, Sonny Landreth.

Although he hails from Florida, many fans knew Iron Mike as one of the host acts at Morgan Freeman's, Ground Zero Blues Club. Mike regularly performed there and at the Juke Joint Festival, both in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The time Iron Mike spent in Clarksdale is credited as a major influence on his "swamp stomp' style.

A multi-instrumentalist, Iron Mike is known by most as a slide guitarist. He is the protege of legendary slide guitar virtuoso, Sonny Landreth. The two became friends in 1997, with Sonny being a constant source of advice and support throughout Iron Mike's career, and performing multiple shows together over the years.

Iron Mike is no one trick pony, though. He is a talented songwriter as well, writing nearly everything he has ever released, and having his songs used in both commercials and film. He has toured the US every year since 2012, playing with acts ranging from Eric Sardinas to The Outlaws, and in 2013 he headlined the Greatest Slide Show On Earth Tour. Iron Mike toured Canada in 2014 and 2015 and was the main subject of the documentary film, Devil In My Kitchen, that profiled several blues artists, most of whom were regular performers at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Since 2012, Iron Mike has released 4 LP's, including, Bad Monkey, Bloody Knuckles, Box Fulla Bones, and Swamp Stomp.

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Iron Mike Norton 2014 Promotional Photo

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King of Swamp Syomp Poster

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Swamp Stomp Promo Photo

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Iron Mike Norton Promo Photo from 2013

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Iron Mike Norton 2012 Promo Photo

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2012 Promo shot of Iron Mike and his Telecaster

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Iron Mike Norton 2017 Promo Photo

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 Swamp Stomp One Sheet




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Iron Mike Stage Plot



GFO Records
Florida | Missouri | Texas

Bluesy swamp stomp, indeed: this muhfuh is the real deal.

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Fred Mills

Blurt Magazine

Phenomenal guitar player!

Sonny Landreth

One thing I love about the Blues world is that it throws up styles and artists that bring a great deal of originality and thought to the listener, more so than any other genre. Iron Mike Norton is one of those.

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Merv Osborne

Blues Matters Magazine

Shake My Tree definitely showcases Mike's raw talent on guitar. It's an easy track to get into, with catchy lyrics, and gnarly vocals - It'll have you and the boys singin' all the way to Vegas.

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Chris McCann

Music To Burn a Milion Miles

With his trademark gravel voice and blues slide guitar, Iron Mike showcases a more experimental side to the genre he’s dubbed “swamp stomp.” Whether he’s writing about love gone wrong or tossing off an instrumental, he’s all about harnessing unique guitar tones. There simply isn’t enough blues slide guitar in this world, but thanks to artists like Iron Mike, we can hope for a revitalization of the style.

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Nikki Hedrick