Iron Mike spent a decade doing shows and selling self made Cd´s around the country in the underground alt-blues and roots rock scene before releasing the album many agree cemented his image as the ¨king of swamp stomp¨. Bad Monkey is regarded by any as the quintessential swamp stomp album, with its hill country influenced slide guitar, and 808 backbeats. Over the next 8 years, Mike released five more albums, Bloody Knuckles, Box Fulla Bones, Swamp Stomp, Arc Angel, and The Invisible Man with songs spanning just as many genres. This, all while touring the U.S. and Canada with his band each year. His ability to cross genres has garnered him the opportunity to work with artists such as Willie Nelson, The Outlaws, songwriter Bill Dees (Oh, Pretty Woman), and his mentor, Sonny Landreth.
Early 2020 finds the iron man still releasing new music and breaking new ground, with his cover of Kris Kristofferson´s Help Me Make It Through The Night, coming out in March. After that?
¨I´ve got another 14 songs started in the studio.” - Iron Mike Norton