Iron Mike Norton
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901-210-0984

Iron Mike Norton - Swamp Stomp
The 2017 full length compilation LP from slide guitar-slinger, Iron Mike Norton. Featuring ten digitally remastered tracks from his last three albums, plus three unreleased tracks.

The new music include the album launch single, Mamie, a song absolutely drenched in Mike's signature "swamp stomp" sound. Dead Man's Stomp, is a dark track about a man on Florida's death row, tortured by the ghost of his victim. Swamp Stomp closes out with the third unreleased track, Rainmaker; Iron Mike's tribute to his mentor and longtime friend, Sonny Landreth.

"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

Credits
All tracks except Dead Man’s Stomp, and Keep Walkin’

  • Produced by Iron Mike Norton at The Gutbuckit - Belleview, FL
  • Mastered at Fe Sound - Belleview, FL
  • All vocals and instruments by Iron Mike Norton


Dead Man’s Stomp, and Keep Walkin’

  • Produced by and mastered by Mark Dye at Elysium Studios - St. Petersburg, FL
  • Vocals and Guitars by Iron Mike Norton
  • Bass and drums by Mark Dye


Iron Mike Norton uses Keeley Electronics Effects and Curt Mangan Fusion Matched Strings


Management:
Naked Horse Booking and Management Co. LLC
Memphis, TN
901.210.0984
lgaymusic@gmail.com


All tracks were written by Michael Norton and published by Crackerbilly Music, BMI

  1. Killer Bee (3:27) – classic blues with an urban twist, mixing old school slide guitar with a hip-hop beat. This song is about a criminal with bad intentions.
  2. Mamie (3:16) – Signature Iron Mike, swamp stomp sound. This song was written in 2006, and never officially released. Its been a signature track at his live shows for more than a decade, and is considered by many to be the track that first defined Iron Mike’s swamp stomp sound. Gritty, nasty slide guitar with modern hip hop DJ record-scratching.
  3. Got’dem Moves (2:43) – Iron Mike puts a unique spin on a classic slide guitar riff with this song about a woman on a juke joint dance floor. Dirty, raunchy, and backed by the classic rumbleof the Roland TR-8. The bass just dropped, and so did her panties.
  4. Miss Brown (2:54) – We’re not done with that juke joint dance floor just yet. Iron Mike shows his funky side with this ode to Miss Brown, who turns heads on the dance floor. Slide guitar, intermingled with subtle electronica is another example of why Iron Mike is not only considered an artistic genius, but a ground breaking producer, as well.
  5. Shake My Tree (3:03) – One of the most played tracks of Iron Mike’s career. Its swampy, slide guitar with a Burnside swagger, and a hip hop beat. This is why they call him, ‘the king of swamp stomp”.
  6. Kingdom Come (4:02) – “She wore black lace panties underneath a pair of old blue jeans” In the south, that how all the good stories start. This one is no exception. Iron Mike breaks away from the old school approach and opts for a steady driving blues rock adventure that continues to build until it explodes in a phaser drenched cyclone of slide guitar, and EDM style synth.
  7. Black Tooth Grin (1:51) – Eddie Van Halen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan walk into a bar. 4 hours later they come running out with a half a bottle of Crown Royal and a turntable. Nobody says a word. You fill in the rest.
  8. Dead Man’s Stomp (2:58) – There’s a dead man walking in circles, trying to ignore the voice of his dead lover, who calls his name at night. The track opens with Iron Mike singing through the pickups of an old Teisco Del-Ray guitar. This song sounds like every dirty southern prison movie you’ve ever seen, but with a Steven King twist.
  9. Keep Walkin’ (2:38) - Humorous spin on the old John Lee Hooker sound. We got snakes, and panthers and big bad wolves, trying to ruin this poor man’s day.
  10. Higher Ground (3:08) – A modern gospel song about dealing with hardship. There’s a lot going on in this track. The uplifting message begins its journey on the back of a single Gretsch acoustic guitar. As lives are changed, instruments are added until the esong reaches its climax as Iron Mike’s slide guitar leads an entire string ensemble into the final chorus. It is a hidden gem.
  11. Get Close (3:03) – R&B, hip-hop and funky Memphis guitar meet in this sexy track about an intimate moment.
  12. Come To Me (4:00) – Iron Mike taps David Gilmour;s influence and converts it to slide guitar, for this dark and edgy lamentation. Stale cigarettes and regret make this a modern blues masterpiece.
  13. Rainmaker (3:45) – The slide guitar instrumental tribute to Iron Mike Norton’s mentor, the legendary Sonny Landreth. This one will surprise you. its starts slowand somber, as the first drops of rain fall; but just as the rain picks up, so does this song, becoming almost happy playful. In a creative use of dynamics, the song pauses briefly, before breaking into a euphoric charge into the final refrain with some absolutely stunning slide guitar work.
    About Iron Mike
    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 blues artists, but giants from other genres, like Willie Nelson, Rob Zombie, and his mentor, Sonny Landreth.

    Read more at Iron Mike Norton Official Website
    Iron Mike on Facebook
    Twitter: @ironmikenorton
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  • Members:
    Iron Mike Norton, Mark Dye
  • Sounds Like:
    ZZ Top, Junior Kimbrough, Gary Clark Jr.,R.L.Burnside, North Mississippi Allstars, Sonny Landreth, Govt. Mule, J.J. Grey & Mofro, The Black Keys, Eric Sardinas, Seasick Steve, George Thorogood, Anders Osborne, Jared James Nichols, Left Lane Cruiser, Houn
  • Influences:
    Sonny Landreth, R.L. Burnside, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    07/22/14
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 12:50:48
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