Information for Media & Presenters

Photos for download Promo Vignettes Stage Plot Contract

 

Bookings & Interviews

For concert bookings and media interviews, please contact Bob Norman directly.

 

Photos

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Promo Vignettes

Here are three capsule descriptions of Bob’s music, in different lengths, that can be used for press previews, promotional flyers, calendars, program books, etc. For more extensive information, see Biography and Recordings.

1. Bob Norman’s unusual songs, gentle wit, intricate guitar and harmonica work, and passionate singing have charmed folk audiences across the country for 27 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’s songs have been sung or recorded by Seeger, bluesman Eric Bibb, Argentinian poet/songwriter Bernardo Palombo, and midwest folk-rocker Cooker John, among others. “Like all good songwriters,” says the New Yorker magazine, “Norman can distinguish the romantic from the sentimental; his bittersweet accounts of urban life are blissfully free of sappiness.” Says the Princeton Packet: “His songs and voice are warm and inviting, autobiographical but universal; they celebrate life’s simple pleasures while tackling bigger issues.”

2. Bob Norman’s unusual songs, gentle wit, intricate guitar and harmonica work, and passionate singing have charmed folk audiences across the country for 27 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.

3. Bob Norman’s unusual songs, gentle wit, intricate guitar and harmonica work, and passionate singing have charmed folk audiences across the country for 27 years now. According to Pete Seeger, Bob writes “warm, wonderful, very singable songs.” A former editor of Sing Out! magazine, Bob manages to fuse such varied influences as blues, country, contemporary folk, and classical guitar into a fascinating evening’s entertainment.

 

Sound Requirements & Stage Plot

Bob’s requirements are simple: A vocal/harmonica mike and a guitar mike. Bob performs standing, and boom mikes are best. Since he doesn’t use fingerpicks, Bob depends on the soundperson to boost the guitar mike during fingerpicked numbers and bring it back down during flatpicked numbers. Bob can play his guitar into a direct box, but he prefers the acoustic sound. If a skilled soundperson can achieve a nice balance of both (with emphasis on the acoustic), it may be worth a try. Bob’s son Sam often accompanies him on guitar. Sam needs only a guitar mike and can also plug in if necessary. Sam performs standing, to Bob’s right. Bob needs a small, high table or stool to his left for harmonicas, water bottle, and other accessories. Monitors are very welcome! Click to download stage plot (requires Acrobat Reader).

 

Contract

Here is a simple performance agreement that can be downloaded in PDF format (requires Acrobat Reader). Please fill in the relevant information, sign two copies, and send them to the address on the contract. Bob will sign one copy and return it to you. If you prefer, you may send your own contract. Please send any instructions, directions, and requests for additional promotional material at this time.

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