Hey, I’m Jack Norton!
I am an Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter performing (mostly) hokum blues and vaudeville folk music. Listen to my albums below, or check out the films and books I have made. Thanks for swinging on by my website!
Instagram and Facebook have both blocked this short film I made (preventing me from uploading it on their platforms). YouTube is currently allowing it, but they have blocked it in over 250 countries as of now. Watch it below (if you can)…
MY ART STORE
My music and art is funded by many tiny streams of income, flowing into a (still unfortunately tiny) river. Buying my music, films and books is an incredibly awesome way to support me. If you click the image of an album or product below it will take you to the store which earns me the largest percentage of sales (in most cases this is Bandcamp and in some cases it is Amazon). Although most of my music is available on every major retail (and streaming) outlet, the earnings I make are significantly better through the direct links provided below. I appreciate all streams, but please realize that one song stream on Spotify earns an artist $0.00084. Please consider purchasing (and not streaming) music. Either way, your support is incredibly appreciated. If you’d like to find out other ways to keep the river flowing, click here. Thanks much!
These are the last few studio albums I have released in recent years.
JACK NORTON: THE ARCHIVES SERIES
The Archives Series releases long out-of-print albums, live bootlegs and previously unreleased recordings…many from decades ago.
JACK AND KITTY
I am the less good looking half of this musical duo.
JUG BAND HOKUM – SOUNDTRACK
I directed this film and produced the “Jug Band Hokum: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” album. Lots of fun artists and tunes on this album.
JUG BAND HOKUM – DVD/VOD
From IMDb: Quirky, funny and downright bizarre, the film stars Anne Baggenstoss, Brooklynd Turner, Lil’ Majesty and Amnesia Starr. This highly anticipated documentary follows the eccentric lives of musicians competing to win a broken waffle iron in the 33rd Annual Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands. The film features guest appearances by Garrison Keillor (of Prairie Home Companion fame), rap legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Charlie Parr, Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and many others. Film & Review Magazine described Jug Band Hokum as: ‘a real-life version of Christopher Guest’s A Mighty Wind with dashes of Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. A wildly fun documentary!’
JACK NORTON – BOOKS
I have written a book of poetry, a horror novella and a short book on the life of yodeling minstrel Emmett Miller. All titles are available on Kindle or as paperbacks. I am working on a new book about the history of 1930s “cornball jazz” bands Schnickelfritz and the Korn Kobblers. Read my blog for updates on that project.
I play guitar on these recordings from Kitty’s new solo project.
THE ZINGHOPPERS – CHILDREN’S MUSIC
Kitty and I co-created, co-wrote and co-produced all content by The Zinghoppers, an Emmy Award winning children’s television property that aired on over 150 PBS member stations nationwide and in over 175 countries around the world.
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN’S MUSIC
These are additional albums for families with kids that I co-produced and co-wrote.
JACK NORTON AND DAVE VAN RONK
Download this free album I recorded while on tour with my friend and mentor Dave Van Ronk.
JACK NORTON AND TINY TIM
A few titles from The Archives Series relating to the Fringe Festival puppetry show I staged in memory of my friend and mentor Tiny Tim. These are available as free downloads.
JACK NORTON AND NASDIJJ
Another free download from The Archives Series of an album I produced for PEN Award winning Navajo poet Nasdijj.
JACK NORTON – APPAREL
A relaxed drapy fit, merrowed bottom hem, racerback style…it’s the perfect flowy tank top!
Wearing this design – a vintage cartoon inspired Jack Norton with his happy ukulele – will instantly make you the coolest gal at your yoga or pilates class! One smart gal took a selfie while wearing this tank and got so many likes she broke Instagram. Like literally the app stopped working. That could be you…but only if you buy now!
A regular fit, unisex classic tee. 100% cotton.
Featuring a vintage cartoon inspired Jack Norton with his happy ukulele. Literally the most awesome t-shirt on planet earth and quite possible in the universe. You will be instantly more popular wearing this! Fame and fortune will be yours if you purchase this amazing shirt. What are you waiting for?
A regular fit, kangaroo pocket, unisex classic poly/cotton blend hoodie.
Warm up on cold nights by having Jack Norton close to your heart. Plus, did we mention, it has a kangaroo pocket?!? You’ll be able to hop ten times better if you buy this delightful garment. Girls will look more adorable in this. Guys will look more handsome in this. Even dogs look cuter wearing this! I mean, we can’t really think of anything else to say right now. Just buy this damn hoodie. You know you wanna.
DONATE & SUPPORT ME
If you can offer anything to keep me making art, then please donate using the button below. Your donations will help with direct expenses related to being an artist. I am so grateful for your support…thank you from the bottom of my heart!
VIRTUAL TIP JAR
I started playing music as a “busker” – singing on street corners for spare change. The spirit of those early days remains, except now I have a website and an online tip jar. If you’d like to throw me a few coins (or dollars) please click the tip jar image below. I promise your online tip will help pay for expenses directly related to being an artist. Thanks so much for your support.
I’d love to hear from you! To contact me, please use the form below. Thanks!