News & Updates

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!

Amazon (paperback edition) | Amazon Kindle (ebook edition)


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.