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Iron Mike Norton (SWAMP BLUES) 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 rock and country as well.

Having toured and released music on a regional level for more than a decade, Iron Mike broke onto the international scene in 2012 with the release of his self produced album Bad Monkey. His unique "swamp stomp" sound and style attracted both blues purists as well as an entirely new generation of fans. The effort earned him a spot as headliner on the 2013 Greatest Slide Show On Earth Tour.

In 2014 he followed up with Bloody Knuckles. Again displaying his talent as both a producer and performer, Bloody Knuckles is loaded with juke joint slide guitar infused with urban beats. Bloody Knuckles is no one trick pony, however. Full orchestration and songwriting depth are found in the ballad "Roses And Rust" and "49 Dog Years". Like Bad Monkey, Bloody Knuckles took Iron Mike back onto the international blues scene with a US - Canadian tour, which is now the subject of a documentary blues film "Devil in My Kitchen", released in the fall of 2014.

Sticking with his tradition of annual album releases, 2015 saw yet another worldwide release with Box Fulla Bones, and the launch of second US - Canadian Tour in less than a year. In between tour dates, Iron Mike is writing and recording the soundtrack for a film, and is in the early stages of production for another documentary that will have Iron Mike riding across the Unites States on a motorcycle.

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By: Skipper's Smokehouse

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