The king of swamp stomp, roots rock recording artist, Iron Mike Norton is often described as one of the most innovative artists in the genre. His use of sounds and styles borrowed from electronic and urban music with roots for a sound truly unique to Iron Mike alone.
Based out of the swamps of Florida, 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 like Willie Nelson, The Outlaws, and his mentor, Sonny Landreth.
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Iron Mike and his band perform his swamp stomp show featuring the music from his albums as well as other blues favourites. Very dance floor friendly show. Performance time is typically between 120-180 minutes.
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.
Additional Booking Notes
Iy should be noted, that while we generally do not tour with a PA system, we can provide PA for smaller events upon request. We do not provide PA for large venues.
For larger venues, we have a very simple stage plot as a three piece band. Our stage plot is included with the performance contract, or you can download it at (link hidden)
2 vox mics
Guitar is direct out
Bass and drums require mics at larger venues
You can download our stage plot at (link hidden)
Past Booked Events
|February 14, 2020 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Fundraiser|
|November 02, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Camp Event|
|September 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Ocean Springs, MS|
|September 14, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Clarksdale, MS|
|July 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - St. Louis, MO|
|July 14, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Springfield, MO|
|July 12, 2018 • 10:00pm - 11:55pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Birmingham, AL|
|July 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Swamp Stomp - St. Peterbsirg, FL|
|June 23, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Drinkin Buddies Tour - Orlando, FL|
|June 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||2018 Drinkin Buddies Tour - Ocala, FL|
|June 15, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||2018 Drinkin Buddies Tour - Eustis, FL|
|April 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Ft. Myers, FL|
|April 22, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:40pm||2018 Drinkin Buddies Tour - Maitland, FL|
|April 21, 2018 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||2018 Drinkin Buddies Tour - St. Petersburg, FL|
|April 14, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||'(link hidden) - Live At The Bru Tap" Album Release Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Palatka, FL|
|March 09, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Swamp Stomp Tour - Bradenton, FL|
|February 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dead Lizard Brewing Company|
|January 20, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Orlando Brewing|
|January 19, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Rhythym & Brews|
|January 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Ringside Cafe|
|December 31, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:55pm||3D Saloon|
|December 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Englewoods On Dearborn|
|November 17, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Rhythym & Brews|
|November 04, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||17th Annual Deland Original Music Festival|
|October 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3D Saloon|
|October 13, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Rhythm & Brews|
|October 06, 2017 • 10:00pm - 11:55pm||Bar@548|
|August 11, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Orlando Brewing|
|August 06, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||The Brass Door|
|August 05, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Just Jackie's|
|August 04, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Thirsty's Pub|
|August 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||BBs Jazz, Blues & Soups|
|July 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3D Saloon|
|July 07, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Orlando Brewing|
|June 27, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||"Mamie" Single Release|
Largely originals combined with select covers. The set list changes quite often; we maintain a swamp stomp, but switch up set lists to keep the show fresh.
|Iron Mike Norton||Vocals, slide guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
R.L. Burnside, The Black Keys, Sonny Landreth, Junior Kimbrough, ZZ Top