News & Updates

August 6, 2019

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Brizo Media Group has re-released a new digital version of Jack’s album, “Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now”. It is available on Bandcamp and will soon be on all major music retailers worldwide.


July 29, 2019

mulletriverboysJack’s classic album with the Mullet River Boys, “Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now” is a CDBaby exclusive. It is a compilation disc of some of the “greatest hits” from Jack and company over the years. The album will no longer be available as of July 31, 2019. This is the only retailer in the world where this album is available. Get it now, before it’s gone forever!

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mulletriverboys


May 31, 2019

An abundance of news today!

First, Jack unexpectedly released the follow up to “Busker’s Blues”, an all new collection of songs (recorded this past winter) called “Take Me Back”. The track list for this brand new album is as follows:

Take Me Back1. Take Me Back
2. I’ve Got The Big River Blues
3. The Duck’s Yas Yas Yas
4. Let Me Be Your Sidetrack
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. I Had A Good Gal In Memphis
8. Hesitation Blues
9. Too Tight Rag
10. One Dime Blues
11. Beedle Um Bum
12. Happy Jack
13. Cowboy McTwitch (hidden track)

To stream/download: https://jacknorton.bandcamp.com/album/take-me-back

A bunch of new releases today from The Zinghoppers, the fictional preschool pop band created by Jack and Kitty for Nashville’s PBS Kids. They are as follows:

“The Zinghoppers: Music From The Hit TV Show, Volume 2”
“The Instrumentals, Volume 1”
“The Instrumentals, Volume 2”
“The Hello Song (International Corn Mix)”

This single is a hilarious track in collaboration with “Britney Spears” (wink wink):

“Tooty Ta (It’s Britney B Mix)”

Although we can’t confirm that’s the real Britney, we can confirm the Zinghoppers infamous collaboration with Rikki Rockett, founding member of Poison was re-released today. No seriously. Stream/download:

“One World, Many Stories”

Finally, several more albums by the Zinghoppers were also re-released today:

“One World, Many Songs”
“A Zinghoppy Concert”
“Splish Splash”
“Sing Your Way Through The Day”

Two new titles (both previously unreleased) by Jack were released as part of “The Archives Series”:

“Tain’t A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast”
“Alabamy Bound”

Finally, Jack’s classic album “Wizard Oil” is being re-released. It is now on Bandcamp and will soon be in all major online retailers worldwide. The artwork is a nod to Jack’s vaudevillian great grandfather.

As always, every released above is available on Bandcamp, and all titles will soon be at other online retailers (and streaming services) around the world shortly.

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May 30, 2019

“Songwriting Demos: Ages 11 to 15” by Kitty Norton was released yesterday. Stream or Download here: https://jacknorton.bandcamp.com/album/songwriting-demos-ages-11-to-15

Also, updated the discography page.


May 28, 2019

Three new releases from Jack and Kitty today. The first two are singles by Kitty (recorded when she was sixteen) and the third is by Jack (recorded at the legendary Pachyderm Studios). All three are previously unreleased and are part of “The Archives Series”.

“Our Secret Song”
“Kentucky Waltz”
“Pachyderm Swinging”

The following Zinghoppers titles are already on other online retailers, but were added today to Jack’s Bandcamp page. All of these recordings were produced/written/performed by Jack and Kitty as part of the kids TV series that aired on PBS member stations:

“Chicken Go Banana”
“Five Teddy Bears”
“Haircut Party”
“L-O-V-E”
“Meet The Zinghoppers”
“Everybody Poops”
“Songs For A Zinghopperiffic School Day”
“Born To Party: The Mixtape”
“The Zinghoppers: Music From The Hit TV Show”


May 27, 2019

Many new releases to mention today. First, a new Jack and Kitty EP has been released. It is a “remix album” of their 2017 EP, “Sweet Birds Of Riddim”:

“Sweet Birds Of Riddim: Instrumental Version”

Kitty Norton’s new single from her solo project was also released today:

“Hard Wheels”

And two new singles from Jack and Kitty:

“Ain’t Misbehavin'”
“The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor”

For the first time online, the “deluxe edition” of Jack and Kitty’s 2016 childrens/family folk album, “You Make Me Happy”, was also released today:

“You Make Me Happy: Deluxe Edition”

The following Jack and Kitty titles are already on other online retailers, but were added today to Jack’s Bandcamp page:

“You Make Me Happy”
“Sweet Birds Of Riddim”
“Jug Band Blues”
“Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)”
“Our Secret Song”
“Estrellita Donde Estas”
“This Land Is Your Land”

On a similar note, three more titles were added to Bandcamp (although they are widely available on other online retailers). First, a single by Funky Possum – lead singer from the Zinghoppers.

“Scissors”

A Jack and Kitty produced and written album for Nashville kids band The Groove Club:

“Lets Move And Groove”

And this fifty song collection for kids/families (produced/written by J&K) is now on Bandcamp for $30. This is the lowest price anywhere online:

“A Universe Of Stories: Library Fun, Songs And Skits”


May 26, 2019

Three previously unreleased recordings by Jack and Kitty were released today. They are:

“Along The Road” – unreleased demo

“Get On The Train” – unreleased remix demo

“The Hello Song” – unreleased demo, alternate take (kids song)

Additionally, an alternate version of “Get On The Train” (the theme song from the 2015 feature film “Jug Band Hokum”) was released by Kitty Norton.

Speaking of “Jug Band Hokum”, the “Jug Band Hokum: Official Motion Picture Soundtrack” album is now available on Bandcamp as well.


May 18, 2019

Jack’s “Greatest Hits” compilation album, Old Songs” is now available on Bandcamp. Originally released on September 11, 2012 this album is also available at most online retailers worldwide. Stream now at: https://jacknorton.bandcamp.com/album/old-songs-the-arts-high-school-sessions

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May 17, 2019

Jack’s shocking film “Status Update” has just been re-released on YouTube. Banned by Google in the past, let’s see how long it remains online. Enjoy…for now!


May 9, 2019

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Track listing is as follows:

  1. Shine On, Harvest Moon
  2. Take Me Back
  3. The Duck’s Yas Yas Yas
  4. Minnie The Mermaid
  5. I Ain’t Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
  6. No Matter How She Done It
  7. They’re Red Hot
  8. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
  9. If You’re A Viper (The Reefer Song)
  10. Cocaine Blues
  11. Beedle Um Bum
  12. I Had A Good Gal In Memphis
  13. Jerry The Junker
  14. The Lure Of The South
  15. Deep River Blues
  16. He’s In The Jailhouse Now
  17. One Dime Blues
  18. Rag, Mama, Rag!
  19. Right Or Wrong
  20. The Walking Blues
  21. Hesitation Blues
  22. Too Tight Rag
  23. Let Me Be Your Sidetrack
  24. That’ll Never Happen No Mo’
  25. I’ll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move) – Take 1
  26. I’ll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move) – Take 2

May 7, 2019

Exciting update! We have added an online store page which easily links to the albums, films, books and apparel available from Jack and Kitty. Visit the store page now!

Thanks for your support,
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April 23, 2019

Lots of updates page to the website today. Here’s a record log of all the additions:

Updated the Discography page. Including scans of original artwork for these early releases…

1996 – Vaudevillian Eccentric
1990 – Diamond Jim Dandy
2004 – Ode To Your Charms

Updated the following pages with rare photos taken during the recording sessions…

1999 – Wizard Oil
2004 – The Oxbow Boys
2007 – Our Secret Song
2008 – Acoustic Interlude

The “Wizard Oil” page now includes information on the limited edition “Wizard Oil Soda” which was manufactured by the Spring Grove Soda Company and the “Wizard Oil Washboards” which were manufactured by the Columbus Washboard Company. Both products were created by Jack and Kitty.

Added original promotional posters (printed by Hatch Show Print of Nashville, Tennessee) for these early releases…

2001 – Dance Real Slow
2002 – Songs From An Empty Tomb

The “Songs From An Empty Tomb” page now includes some very cool alternate artwork designs by Jack, all of which were not used in the release.

In a related vein, “White Dog Hunch” page now includes very cool artwork by Jack which was used in a limited edition release of the album. Session photos (from the chicken coop and livestock barn) added as well.

2000 – White Dog Hunch

Added the original lead sheets used in the studio during this early session at historic Pacyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota…

2005 – Mike Meyer (The Man With The Brush)

Added this recording session to the discography page…

2016 – The Third Man Record Booth

Updated the Books By Jack page with the recently discovered original cover art to “Butchers On The Moon”, a poetry chapbook released in 2003. Only one copy of the original chapbook is known to exist today and can be found in the archives at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Updated the Literature Appearances page. Added a new page which includes scans of Jack’s contributions to “The Boy And His Dog Are Sleeping”, a book by Nasdijj.

Updated the Television page. Also now includes info on the 2006 direct to DVD film, “Live And Havin’ A Heck Of A Time”.


April 21, 2019

Just updated the “By Others” page. Jack and Kitty appeared as musical guests on “Off 90”, a PBS series produced by KSMQ. Episode #1001 aired on April 11, 2019 and featured them performing “Waiting At The End Of The Line” in front of a live audience at the Historic Hormel Home in Austin, MN. Their performance was filmed during the summer of 2018. More info will be posted as it becomes available.


April 20, 2019

Happy 420 from Jack and Kitty! A few fun pieces of content to celebrate this special day…

First, Kitty’s new single “Redemption Song” is now available on Amazon and Bandcamp. Additional retailers around the world will be added throughout the week. Check with your favorite download or streaming service to get this fun cover of the classic Bob Marley tune.

If you’d like to listen to it on YouTube, check out this “yule log for stoners” video…

Not to be out done on this high holy holiday, Jack has released a special video for “The Reefer Song” from his recent album, “Busker’s Blues”


April 19, 2019

A new single from Kitty Norton’s solo project is coming…just in time for 4/20! Kitty is the niece of reggae legend Bunny Wailer, and tomorrow she’ll be releasing her cover of the Bob Marley classic, “Redemption Song”. Jack plays guitar on this tune. The song also lasts exactly 4:20! 😉

Check back tomorrow for download/streaming links.

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April 17, 2019

Important schedule update and very insightful blog post by Jack. Read now: https://jacknortonmusic.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/live-free-like-jazz/

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April 9, 2019 : Three pieces of news…

Jack just posted an old 2001 article from City Pages in today’s blog. Read it here: https://jacknortonmusic.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/city-pages-article-from-2001/

The third episode of Jack’s new Instagram video series, “Songs From An Empty Room” was released yesterday:

Finally, there are spaces for two more guests at Jack’s house concert tonight in Boston, Massachusetts. To reserve your spot ($20 suggest donation) contact us and we’ll forward your info to the event host.

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April 5, 2019 : The second episode of Jack’s new Instagram video series, “Songs From An Empty Room” was released today!


April 1, 2019 : The first episode of Jack’s new Instagram video series, “Songs From An Empty Room” was released today. The true to life titles finds Jack singing songs…in an empty room. Raw and acoustic…with plenty of vintage vibes, a new one minute episode (filmed and formatted in a mobile-friendly square format) will be released every Monday and Friday exclusively on Instagram and YouTube.


March 29, 2019 : Spring is here…and summer is just around the corner! Jack just announced tons of new tour dates. This summer he’ll be doing a lot of house concerts as well as busking his way across America. Be sure to visit the tour schedule for more info.

If you can’t make it to a show or a street corner,  but want to support Jack – check out this page – to toss a few bucks in his virtual tip jar! Thanks for your help.

Also, the Nashville house concert show we announced earlier this week has been moved back a few days. The host will be contacting everyone that has placed reservations. Finally, a Boston house concert has been added for next month as well.

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28 March 2019 : Earlier this month Jack filmed 24 episodes of a new series called “Songs From An Empty Room”. The true to life titles finds Jack singing songs…in an empty room. Raw and acoustic…with plenty of vintage vibes, a new one minute episode will be released every Monday and Friday exclusively on Instagram and YouTube.

The fun starts on Monday, April 1…so be sure to follow Jack at https://www.instagram.com/filmusichaos/ and at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0z9RloHLPoXnutyD7HOCDQ

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24 March 2019 : Just announced! Two shows in Nashville, Tennessee on March 31. For info on Jack’s house concert tour, click here. Most of the house concerts shows will start in June on the east coast. These concerts in Nashville are a sneak peek preview of things to come! For reservations (suggested donation is $20) and more info, click here.

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7 March 2019 : Kitty has released the first single from her new solo project. It’s a song called “Using You”. This marks the first solo recording from Kitty in her decades long career. She produced the track, sings and plays the typewriter. A session musician named Chad Johnson provided the guitar accompaniment. We’ll post additional info as I know more about the scope of her new musical direction. In the meantime…

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1 March 2019 : Updated the discography page. Eleven (!!) new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp today. Here are the additional latest releases from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“Greetings From The Funhouse” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Brain Cloudy Love Black” (LP) – previously unreleased
“KROC 1999 – Live” (single) – bootleg
“Maintenance Shop – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“KQRS 2001 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Fergus Falls – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Bryant Lake Bowl – Rehearsal Tapes” (LP) – previously unreleased
“KFAI 1999 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“S*** Demos – 1999” (EP) – bootleg
“Studio One 2001 (Again) – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Studio One 2000 – Live” (LP) – bootleg


20 February 2019 : Updated the discography page. Eleven (!!) new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp today!

DaveVanRonk_MilwaukeeBluesPerhaps, most interestingly is that “Milwaukee Blues” was released today. This is an official free release of a live bootleg album which Jack produced and engineered of folk music legend Dave Van Ronk. Recorded in 1999 at the Miramar Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this album was from a recording made during the tour Jack was on as opening act support for Van Ronk.

Here are the additional latest releases from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“Slow Dirges Full Of Hate” (LP) – reissue release (includes phone calls to Jack from Hubert Selby Jr., Jandek and Tom Waits)
“The Cabaret – Live” (EP) – bootleg
“KAOS 2003 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Acoustic Interlude – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“KMSU 2005 – Live” (EP) – bootleg
“KFAI 2003 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“KFAI 2004 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Fitzgerald Theater Ukulele Gala – Live” (LP) – bootleg (includes a jam with uke author Jim Beloff and over 100 members of the audience playing ukulele)

Two recently released titles were expanded today as well. They are…

“Dance Real Slow – The Lost Mixes” (three more songs were found, including a beautiful lost Jack Norton unfinished original tune called “Marie Jolie”)
“Tribute To Jandek” (two additional tracks were added)


13 February 2019 : Updated the discography page. Six new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp today. Five of the titles are from when Jack was age 9 through 13 – very interesting recordings to see how he developed as an artist.

Some highlights: “Age 9” shows Jack was already (for his age) a skilled country blues slide guitarist, “Age 10” includes a vaudeville style comedy routine, “Age 11” shows the influence of Tiny Tim on Jack’s uke playing and vocal delivery, “Age 12” sheds light on the influence of Leon Redbone as Jack’s guitar teacher and hero and “Age 13” includes legendary traditional jazz musician Vince Giordano at a jam session with Jack. Plus, the artwork for these five special albums is pretty incredible! 😉

Here are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“When I Was 9 Years Old” (single) – previously unreleased
“When I Was 10 Years Old” (EP) – previously unreleased
“When I Was 11 Years Old” (LP) – previously unreleased
“When I Was 12 Years Old” (LP) – previously unreleased
“When I Was 13 Years Old” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Love Is Dumb” (LP) – previously unreleased

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9 February 2019 : Updated the discography page. Also added a new page called Video Archives – it will list all videos posted by Jack and Kitty on their new YouTube Channel (created in early 2019 to preserve all past projects in one central online hub). As videos are uploaded by J&K, they will be listed in this curated archive page.


30 January 2019 : Three videos were recently released on Jack’s YouTube page. They include a live clip of Jack jamming with his friend Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) – taken from an appearance in the film “Jug Band Hokum”. There’s also two clips of Jack in concert for Florida Public Radio in Pensacola, Florida.

Finally, a new music video was released as well. “I’ll Kill Your Soul And Dare Your Spirit To Move” is the first song on Jack’s brand new album “Busker’s Blues”. This video was directed, filmed and edited by Jack and Kitty.


26 January 2019 : Updated the discography page. Two new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this afternoon. These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“Holy, The Abyss” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Winona 4 Play” (EP) – reissue


25 January 2019 : Updated the discography page (getting even closer). Nineteen (!) new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this afternoon.These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“I’m Spending Christmas Alone” (single) – previously unreleased
“Love Hurts Your Head” (LP) – previously unreleased
“The Road Is A Spiderweb” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Swinging On A Star” (EP) – previously unreleased
“Wizard Oil Radio Revue #2” (EP) – bootleg
“Wizard Oil Radio Revue #1” (LP) – bootleg
“The Highway Ended” (EP) – reissue
“Radio K 2003 – Live” (EP) – bootleg
“Studio One 2002 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Studio One 2003 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Studio One 2006 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Beaner’s Central 2004 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Rascal’s Bar – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Pensacola Radio 2007 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Pensacola Radio 2008 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Pensacola Radio 20010 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Audience Requests” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Charlie Poole” (EP) – bootleg
“The Operator’s Manual” (EP) – reissue (with Tiny Tim)


23 January 2019 : Jack recorded his most recent album, “Busker’s Blues”, alone in a cabin a remote part of Canada. Read his Kerouacian journal of the experience while listening to his music – exclusively from a guest blog post brought to you by mySoundposter.


20 January 2019 : Updated the discography page (getting closer to being complete). Eleven (!) new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this morning.These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton…

“Tribute To Jandek” (single) – previously unreleased
“Kids Are People Too!” (EP) – previously unreleased
“Songs Of Faith And Inspiration” (LP) – previously unreleased
“Studio One 2001 – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Have A Laugh On Me” (LP) – comedy set, opening for Leon Redbone
“Monday Night – Live” (LP) – bootleg
“Minnesota To Asia – Tsunami Disaster Relief” (EP) – compilation tracks
“Sorrow Is A Pitchfork” (single) – previously unreleased
“The Natchez Burning” (single) – previously unreleased
“Bound For Glory – The Lost Sessions” (LP) – the hijacked version
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (single) – previously unreleased


19 January 2019 : Jack’s new album “Busker’s Blues” is now on additional retail platforms. Click the icons below for more info!

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17 January 2019 : Updated the discography page (still far from complete). Three new digital releases appeared on Bandcamp this morning: “Wizard Oil” (digital album), “Songs From An Empty Tomb” (digital album) and “Beaner’s Central – Live” (digital single). These are the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton.


14 January 2019 : Jack’s new solo album of hokum blues, ragtime, vaudeville folk and lost gems from the 1920s and 1930s is now available!

jacknorton_buskersblues_3000x3000The songs on this album are a throwback to Jack’s days as a “busker”, singing for tips on the streets of Toronto and Detroit. Recorded with two vintage microphones on tape in a small cabin in rural Manitoba, Canada. Truly a solo album, Jack is the only musician on this release – scatting, yodeling and crooning his way through the tunes while playing guitar, ukulele, mouth trumpet and stomp box. The sparse production, raw recording and vintage hiss of the reel-to-reel tape deck make for a refreshing and relaxing stroll down memory lane. Beatnik jive and vaudevillian hokum make this album strikingly original and honest. For track listing and more info, click here.

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14 January 2019 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). A new digital ep appeared on Bandcamp today: “Our Secret Song – The Lost Ones”. It is the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton.

Also updated the “By Others” section of the filmography. Added three DVDs that Jack and Kitty were involved with.


11 January 2019 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). A new digital single appeared on Bandcamp today: “The Sheik Of Araby”. It is the latest from “The Archives Series” by Jack Norton.


11 January 2019 : Several website updates…

1. Kitty launched a new website dedicated to her new health, wellness and daily inspiration business. Please visit: http://www.KittyNorton.com for more info.

2. Jack launched a new website dedicated to his hokum blues and vaudeville folk music. He has a new solo album and solo tours happening this year. Please visit: http://www.JackNortonMusic.com for more info.

3. A booking page has been added to this website to assist venues, event planners and promoters in scheduling live performances by Jack and Kitty.


7 January 2019 : Big congrats, Kitty!

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2 January 2019 : Updated several album pages from the Discography section to include rare, behind the scenes photos from recording sessions during the making of “Bound For Glory”, “Cedar Cultural Center – Live”, “Dance Real Slow” and “White Dog Hunch” albums.


1 January 2019 : Happy new year! Kitty’s memoir The Unbecoming just made it to #10 on Amazon Best Sellers Rank for Self Help books about Eating Disorders & Body Image! Learn more: https://amzn.to/2BDebUD

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27 December 2018 : Added a photo gallery of photography by Jack Norton. Also updated the film page.


22 December 2018 : Kitty’s incredible new memoir is now available! Updated the Books by Kitty page and added a link to Amazon for this inspiring book.

TheUnbecoming_Cover-JPGThe Unbecoming is a funny, poignant, inspirational memoir from Emmy Award winning artist Kitty Norton. A chronicle of a lifetime struggling with body image and fluctuating weight. Kitty found success while still in high school – as a session vocalist at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. What looked to be a promising career in pop music was cut short by a debilitating car accident just after graduation. Bedridden for over a year, the former cheerleader and model had ballooned to 515 pounds – largely due to inactivity, depression and a series of failed medications. The next decade would see Kitty slowly putting the pieces of her life together in a surprising new field: children’s entertainment. Creating a popular kids TV show and brand, soon she was performing world tours and hanging out with celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Brad Paisley and the Wiggles. But something was missing: Kitty was still very overweight and a deal with a major TV network was ultimately destroyed because of this. At the height of her success, Ms. Norton took a year long sabbatical – and discovered a combination of physical, mental and spiritual techniques that ultimately led to her losing 345 pounds completely naturally, without surgery, pills or any “fad diets”. Now, in this stunningly inspiring and humorously raw memoir, Kitty spells out her entire journey and the steps she took to get her body, mind and soul back. She calls her process The Unbecoming and invites readers, while giving practical steps, to have a better body and life too!

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19 December 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). Four more digital albums have appeared on Bandcamp today. “Mike Meyer (The Man With The Brush)” (digital single) and “Our Secret Song – The Songwriting Demos” (digital LP) are credited to “Jack Norton”.

“Echo Chamber” is credited to “Jack Norton and Nasdijj” and is available for free. It is an unreleased, unfinished and unmixed spoken word album by PEN Award winning author Nasdijj produced by Jack. Nasdijj would later by part of a hoax controversy, read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasdijj

“The Tiny Tim Story: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” is credited to “Jack Norton and Tiny Tim” and is also available for free. It is a puppetry show soundtrack starring Tiny Tim and Jack, which was performed at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in 2004. This project was approved by Tiny Tim, as were all samples used in this production. This recording was unreleased but bootleg files were traded on online forums.


18 December 2018 : A new single was released today from Jack and Kitty! It’s called “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground” and is available on Jack’s Bandcamp page. Updated their discography as well. Really great recording!


18 December 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete) and all individual links to albums currently in distribution (with listen/purchase links for each). Updated all the album artwork to “The Archives Series” – new albums from Jack Norton made from old out-of-print releases, bootlegs, demo sessions, live recordings and previously unreleased tracks.

I also added a “Search” function to this site. You will notice a yellow search icon on the left side of the page, helpful for finding a song, title or release in the archives.


13 December 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). Two more digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp today. They are: “Live In Lanesboro” (digital LP) and “The Minnesota Polka” (digital EP).


12 December 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). Another digital album credited to “Jack Norton” has appeared on Bandcamp today. It’s called “Live At Sisters Coffee” (digital LP) and is from a live concert where Jack plays a borrowed twelve string guitar and does a lot of songs by Blind Willie McTell, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Blake. Very interesting recording!


29 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). Three more digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp today. They are: “Tribute To Freddie Schnickelfritz Fisher” (digital LP with a great dixieland jazz band), “Live At The Cedar Cultural Center” (digital LP) and “Cities 97’s MN Music” (digital EP with songwriter Ben Weaver). All three are very interesting recordings.


20 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very far from complete). Seven (!) more digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp today. They are: “White Dog Hunch: Outtakes & Alternate Mixes” (digital LP), “Demo Session : 2004” (digital EP), “Eulogy For A Hell Of A Dame” (digital single with lyrics by poet Charles Bukowski), “Bomb Iraq” (digital single), “Live : 10.31.01” (digital LP), “The Not So Jolly Fat People” (digital LP) and finally “The Two Jacks” (digital EP with songwriter Jack Logan). Pretty impressive collection of reissue albums!


19 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very, very far from complete). Three more digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp. They are “Live : 5.3.02” (digital LP of a live bootleg), “Demo Sessions: 2000” (digital EP of a previously unreleased session) and “White Dog Hunch” (digital LP). All three of these albums are from the era when Jack was performing in a duo with Ben Weaver.


17 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very, very far from complete). Three more digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp. They are “I Loved You Long Ago” (digital single), “Vaudevillian Eccentric” (digital EP) and “The Iowa Mixes: Dance Real Slow” and (digital LP).

The Bandcamp page has this description: “Reissues of old albums which have been out of print, some old bootlegs, previously unreleased tracks and much more. Maybe some new shit someday.

Also added a page on “A Universe Of Stories”, a collection of kids songs that Jack and Kitty produced and wrote (but is not credited under their name) which was released on all major retailers worldwide earlier this month.


17 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very, very far from complete). Two new digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp. They are “Three Questions” (digital single) and “Dance Real Slow” (digital LP).


17 November 2018 : Updated the discography page (still very, very far from complete). Two new digital albums credited to “Jack Norton” have appeared on Bandcamp. They are “Ode To Your Charms” (digital EP) and “Bound For Glory” (digital LP).


31 October 2018 : HAPPY HALLOWEEN from TheOnlyConstantIsChaos.com! In celebration of the holiday, Jack’s horror thriller book WENDIGOSIS is available for FREE on Amazon today through November 4!

This trippy novella is all about five girls alone in the remote Minnesota woods. Cosplay and camping turns to chaos…fear becomes madness!

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE on Amazon.


24 October 2018 : Updated Jack’s author page and added information on the release of the paperback edition of his new paranormal horror thriller book Wendigosis.


20 October 2018 : Added information on the paperback release of Jack’s book on minstrel singer Emmett Miller (published last month). Updated his author page. Also, added a “More Works” page to cover his published essays and contributions to magazine. Will slowly be adding more to this list.


16 October 2018 : A prolific month for Jack and Kitty! Added information on “Wendigosis”, the new paranormal horror novella by Jack which was released today. Updated his author page. It’s assumed this story is what the untitled movie they are finishing is based upon, as the working title for the production of the film was also “Wendigosis”.


2 October 2018 : The paperback edition of Kitty’s debut book of poetry, “Thieves Of Love is now available on Amazon worldwide. Click here for more info.


29 September 2018 : Added information on “Thieves Of Love”, the debut book of poetry by Kitty which was released this week (paperback will be released next week and links will be added). Also, added some news from Kitty’s publisher to her author page. Be sure to check it out – her next writing project sounds very interesting!


10 September 2018 : Working on updating the “Film” section of this website, added two sample videos (courtesy of Jack and Kitty). Also, created an “Acting” page to the Film section.


1 August 2018 : TheOnlyConstantIsChaos.com is launched. It is a labor of love, created to carefully curate, present and archive the many projects of Jack and Kitty in one central hub. It is not their official booking agency or record label.