Norm Ballinger
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Norm Ballinger

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic


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Up Till Now - 2004 Norm Ballinger solo works, songs and spoken word. An earthy blend with Norm on acoustic guitar, kalimba, and tongue drum.

A Fine Thread Of Hope - 2007 recorded and co-produced with Detroit drummer Muruga Booker (George Clinton, Dave Bruebeck, John Lee Hooker, Tim Hardin). Norm -lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and tongue drum; Muruga Booker - drums and percussion; Richard Smith - electric bass; Ken Kozora - cornet; Shock-T Booker - backup vocals. Songs and spoken word.

Where The Heart Lingers - 2012 recorded and co-produced with Jimmy George. An excellent example of the range and diversity of Norm's songwriting. Primarily featuring Norm's solo work, the album includes tasteful, spare arrangements and flourishes by Norm with several studio musicians.



Norm Ballinger has been writing songs for over 30 years. With 3 CD's now completed, his recent work is very fresh and fully realized. Norm is a poet, a carpenter, and student of life and brings all of these qualities to bear on his songs and performance. The band he formed in November 2012 under his name has been playing to full rooms, gathering more fans and momentum in the short time they've been together. With Norm on guitar and lead vocals playing off of Kurt Huffman on fretless bass, and Jorge de Armas on percussion, the band expertly runs through Norms songs from smokey blues to heartful folk songs to very danceable folk-rock jams in the course of a very original, dynamic show.