w/ The Nick Norman Band Friday, June 15th Doors 7:30pm $25 plus tax ALL AGES
Since his debut in 1992 Tab has recorded with Junior Wells, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Henry Gray, and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie to name a few.
Now, fifteen solo recordings, three Grammy nominations, and a budding movie career later it may be his work as a wetlands activist that he will most be remembered but until then it is his rich tone, soulful voice, and seeped with tradition song-writing that makes him Louisiana's #1 Roots music export.
Over the years, Nick Norman has built a loyal following by giving his fans music that shows blues can still find you by the ocean. The hint of country twang reminds us that even in paradise you can long for home. His raspy voice lies over his smooth guitar the way his sins of booze and drugs and his past of heartbreak lay over the grace he strives for.
“All my songs are written straight from the heart, the only place I know where to take them from,” Nick says about writing his latest album Hey Cheater. “Sometimes, it gets hard to sing the songs I write simply because it is real. The emotions I felt while writing, hell, while going through what I was dealing with, is hard to let people hear, but that’s what makes a great song,” he laughs, “or so I am told”.