Bamboo Room Presents Iron Mike Norton/Demian Band
Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Lake Worth, FL
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The king of swamp stomp, blues recording artist and producer Iron Mike Norton is consistently described by peers and critics as one of the most innovative and creative artists in the blues genre today. Iron Mike combines elements of modern styles like hip hop, rock and techno with traditional hill country slide guitar blues. The result is a sound truly unique to Iron Mike alone.
Born in Georgia, Iron Mike began his professional career while still in his teens, crawling out of the swamps of Florida as a bass player and sound engineer in the Tampa hard rock and metal scene. From there he went on to front a modestly successful country act that signed with Five Roses Records in 1995 and performed on the road with countless country legends like Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Wynonna Judd.
Inspired by the sounds his friend and legendary slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, Iron Mike left the country music genre and began to study slide guitar and the style of Landreth specifically.
Iron Mike Norton broke onto(or perhaps more accurately "into") the blues scene in 2000 (as Michael Shaun Norton) with his debut CD Spooky & The Blue Voodoo Tribe. The release grabbed the attention off blues critics across the United States with its dark themes, over the top guitar work and Mike's uncommonly powerful roadhouse vocal style. In recent years, Iron Mike's work has been hailed as the foundation for an entirely new style of blues called "Swamp Stomp".
DEMIAN BAND, the real Rock/Blues Power Duo with the most powerful live performances you will ever see on a stage. The band is made up of Demian Dominguez on guitar and vocals and Daniel Bianchi on the drums.
In the beginning of 2012, Demian decides to give up the trio or occasional quartet line-up and he and Daniel start walking the way to music essence, reaffirming that Blues roots are not only found in the southern United States but also in the African continent. The influences of drums and Didley Bo, Delta Blues and raw Rock give Demian Band a unique sound which makes live shows become a party where the only things that really matter are the energy and playing music from the heart to convey to the audience this same feeling.
It is worth mentioning that Demian has shared the stage with great bluesmen like Eric Sardinas and Bernard Allison and he has also opened multitudinous concerts for Jimmie Vaughan, Roy Rogers and Los Lobos. After many years on the road achieving great milestones, the Matamp English brand of amplifiers builds a signature model called “Matamp Demian”. His albums “Devil By My Side” and “Tattoo’d Fish” have achieved a great international impact, even reaching top positions on the American Blues charts.