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Tony Norris and Bill Burke at The Garden Thrift

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Tony Norris, www.tonynorris.com, is an Arizona original—charming audiences of all ages with stories and songs from Appalachia to the Southwest. He is in demand at young authors conferences, libraries, storytelling festivals and folk concerts. In West Virginia he farmed with horses and planted by the signs of the moon. He’s made whiskey, dug graves, worked as a horse shoer and sung at weddings, funerals and hog butcherings. Tony was honored as the winner of the 2010 Viola Award for Music.

Bill Burke and Tony have been music partners for thirty years. Bill escaped the East coast folk scare of the 60’s and relocated to the South-West where he has become a much sought-after studio musician. His artistry on 5 string Appalachian banjo and mandolin and finger style guitar work make him welcome at folk festivals and concerts throughout the area. His award winning guitars, mandolas, mandolins and banjos are skillfully crafted from native woods and are known for outstanding tone and appearance. Together Tony and Bill deliver a thoroughly engaging program of music and humor.