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Bob Norman - folksinger. Bob Norman's unusual songs, gentle wit, intricate guitar and harmonica work, and passionate singing have charmed folk audiences across the country for 24 years now. According to Pete Seeger, Bob writes "warm, wonderful,very singable songs that capture the bittersweet lives of working people in a big city - the people who will not give up hope, love, and laughter." The son of a symphony orchestra conductor and a former editor of Sing Out!, the nation's leading folk song magazine, Bob manages to fuse such varied influences as blues, country, contemporary folk, and classical guitar into a fascinating evening's entertainment. Bob Norman was born in New London, Conn., the son of Victor Norman, conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. As a kid he studied piano, violin, and clarinet. With the coming of the sixties folk revival, he taught himself guitar and harmonica. At Columbia University, he played in folk, blues, and rock bands and wrote his first songs. In 1994, after 30 years in NYC, he moved to Lawrenceville, N.J., where he lives with his wife, Clara, and his son, Sam, and is working on the songs for his fourth CD.