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January 22, 2019

Jack’s new album “Busker’s Blues” is now on even more retail platforms. Click the icons below for more info!

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January 20, 2019

Jack’s record label (Brizo Media Group) is currently releasing “The Archives Series” – new albums made from old out-of-print releases, bootlegs, demo sessions, live recordings and previously unreleased tracks from Jack’s long career in the music industry. Eleven (!) new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this morning. These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“Tribute To Jandek” (single) – previously unreleased
“Kids Are People Too!” (EP) – previously unreleased
“Songs Of Faith And Inspiration” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Studio One 2001 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Have A Laugh On Me” (LP) – comedy set, opening for Leon Redbone
“Monday Night – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Minnesota To Asia – Tsunami Disaster Relief” (EP) – compilation tracks
“Sorrow Is A Pitchfork” (single) – previously unreleased
“The Natchez Burning” (single) – previously unreleased
“Bound For Glory – The Lost Sessions” (LP) – the hijacked version
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (single) – previously unreleased

Here’s highlights of two tracks from these new (old) releases…


January 19, 2019

Jack’s new album “Busker’s Blues” is now on additional retail platforms. Click the icons below for more info!

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January 17, 2019

Jack’s record label (Brizo Media Group) is currently releasing “The Archives Series” – new albums made from old out-of-print releases, bootlegs, demo sessions, live recordings and previously unreleased tracks from Jack’s long career in the music industry.

Three new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this morning: “Wizard Oil” (digital album), “Songs From An Empty Tomb” (digital album) and “Beaner’s Central – Live” (digital single). These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton. To listen or purchase more in this series, please visit Jack’s page on Bandcamp.

Here’s a few highlights from these new (old) releases…


January 14, 2019

Jack NortonJack’s new solo album of hokum blues, ragtime, vaudeville folk and lost gems from the 1920s and 1930s is now available!

The songs on this album are a throwback to Jack’s days as a “busker”, singing for tips on the streets of Toronto and Detroit. Recorded with two vintage microphones on tape in a small cabin in rural Manitoba, Canada. Truly a solo album, Jack is the only musician on this release – scatting, yodeling and crooning his way through the tunes while playing guitar, ukulele, mouth trumpet and stomp box. The sparse production, raw recording and vintage hiss of the reel-to-reel tape deck make for a refreshing and relaxing stroll down memory lane. Beatnik jive and vaudevillian hokum make this album strikingly original and honest. For track listing and more info, click here.

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Stream “Busker’s Blues” below…


jacknorton_thesheikofaraby_400x400January 11, 2019

Jack’s record label (Brizo Media Group) is currently releasing “The Archives Series” – new albums made from old out-of-print releases, bootlegs, demo sessions, live recordings and previously unreleased tracks from Jack’s long career in the music industry.

Today, a new single was released called “The Sheik Of Araby”. To listen or purchase more in this series, please visit Jack’s page on Bandcamp.

“The Sheik Of Araby” was recorded from Jack’s live performance on the KFAI show “Harold’s House Party” and released on a KFAI 90.3 & 106.7 FM compilation album called “Heard It On The House Party, Volume 4”.  This Tin Pan Alley song was a hit in 1921, and Jack’s performance is based on Fats Waller’s 1939 recording.


January 9, 2019

The official release date for Jack’s new album is January 15, 2019! “Busker’s Blues” track listing is as follows:

  1. I’ll Kill Your Soul And Dare Your Spirit To Move
  2. Cocaine Blues
  3. Saint James Infirmary
  4. The Reefer Song
  5. Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me
  6. San Francisco Bay Blues
  7. No Matter How She Done It
  8. I Ain’t Got Nobody
  9. They’re Red Hot
  10. Walking My Troubles Away
  11. The Lure Of The South
  12. Shine On Harvest Moon

The album was recorded and performed by Jack in a small cabin in the remote woods of Manitoba, Canada.


JackNorton_Puppets_1December 26, 2018

Slowly launching Jack’s new website. Please stay tuned for lots more news and updates…coming very, very soon.