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The king of swamp stomp, roots rock 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 blues artists, but giants from other genres, like Willie Nelson, Rob Zombie, and his mentor, Sonny Landreth.

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Iron Mike Norton performing at Ground Zero Blues Club

Although he hails from Florida, many fans knew Iron Mike as one of the host acts at Morgan Freeman's, Ground Zero Blues Club, in Clarskdale, MS. 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, and Sonny has remained a constant source of advice and support throughout Iron Mike's career.

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Iron Mike Norton and his long time friend and mentor, Sonny Landreth

Mike is no one trick pony, though. He is a talented songwriter as well, composing 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 bluesman, Eric Sardinas, to the legendary southern rock band, The Outlaws. In 2013 he headlined the Greatest Slide Show On Earth Tour, then followed it up with tours of Canada in 2014 and 2015. Much of the footage from these tours became 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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BAND

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RALPH TARR - DRUMS

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DAVE COTTEN - BASS

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DJ/SYNTH POSITION AVAILABLE

If you are a DJ or a keyboard player (especially keyboard players), and you are interested in the DJ/Synth position, please email us.

 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS

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Swamp Stomp Promo Photo

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Iron Mike Norton 2017 Scrap Poster

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Iron Mike Norton 2014 Promotional Photo

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Iron Mike Norton 2012 Promo Photo

ENDORSEMENTS

IRON MIKE NORTON USES:

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KEELEY ELECTRONICS

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CURT MANGAN STRINGS

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INTUNE GUITAR PICKS

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WB GEAR

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BEST-TRONICS PRO AUDIO

 

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Big Bends Products

 

 

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Mental Road Case

ALBUM ONE SHEETS

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Swamp Stomp by Iron Mike Norton (One Sheet)

Swamp Stomp By Iron Mike Norton One Sheet (PDF File)

 

STAGE PLOT

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Iron Mike Stage Plot

RADIO INQUIRIES

Iron Mike Norton's music is available at the following radio distributors.

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CONTACT

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MANAGEMENT & BOOKING:

NAKED HORSE BOOKING AND MANAGEMENT CO. LLC

Leigh Ann Gay

Memphis, TN

lgaymusic@gmail.com

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PRESS

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"Iron Mike is truly one bad ass blues boy, and he brings you 13 rounds of a hell of a good fight..."
- Reverend Lobo, BluesFanRadio.com

"Great slide guitar work, songwriting and an offering of something a bit different to spice up your music library.
  It's all there in Swamp Stomp. Make sure you play it from beginning until the very end!"
- Dave Johnson - host of the nationally-syndicated Blues Deluxe radio program

"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.

- Chris McCann, Music To Burn A Million Miles

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

- Fred Mills, Blurt

“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.”

- Nikki Hedrick, Beachcomber

“Phenomenal guitar player!”

- Sonny Landreth, Interview on WMNF 88.5 FM

“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.”
- Merv Osborne, Blues Matters Magazine

"Great slide guitar work, songwriting and an offering of something a bit different to spice up your music library. It's all there in Swamp Stomp. Make sure you play it from beginning until the very end!"

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Dave Johnson

Host of the nationally-syndicated Blues Deluxe radio program

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

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Fred Mills

Blurt Magazine

Phenomenal guitar player!

Sonny Landreth

Slide guitar legend and recording artist

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

Beachcomber

Iron Mike is truly one bad ass blues boy, and he brings you 13 rounds of a hell of a good fight...

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Reverend Lobo

BluesMusicFan.com