Tony Norris

Storyteller, Folk Singer & Cowboy Historian of the Southwest 

If Garrison Keillor were raised on cornbread and beans… 

No western entertainer does it all with the warmth and wit of Tony Norris. Based in Flagstaff, Arizona, he is a regular at storytelling festivals, cowboy poetry gatherings, schools, campfires, and corporate conferences. Young and old alike are captivated by his homespun charm and rich tenor voice. With the accompaniment of his big Martin guitar and healthy doses of humor, he invites the adventurous spirit in each of us to leave the everyday world behind and journey into the old West. Performing solo or in an ensemble, his concerts are for those who want to hear the old songs, learn about the West, relax and have a good time. 

As folklorist, Tony brings to life the Appalachian, cowboy, and indigenous cultures of the Southwest on radio and in college settings, and conducts workshops in storytelling for adults.

READ MORE ABOUT TONY NORRIS  or scroll down to listen to Under Western Stars or buy my Album Open Heart.

For more information please email: tony@tonynorris.com or 520-491-0125

( The anniversary show is episode 23. )

Under Western Stars

Click to listen to the podcast and read articles.. Under Western Stars is a radio show produced in partnership with Sun Sounds. Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to print information and original programming to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. Sun Sounds broadcasts the reading of over 200 local and national publications 24/7 from studios in Tempe, Flagstaff, and Tucson. 

Under Western Stars Jim Hassler Episode #27 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10pm. Cowboy poetry, stories, and songs about growing up in the west. See: www.sunsounds.org

Jim Hassler leaves the sound of the loons…

Under Western Stars Kevin Johns Episode #26 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10pm. Cowboy poetry, stories, and songs about growing up in the west. See: www.sunsounds.org

Kevin is an old road warrior,performing along a…

Under Western Stars Wally Bornmann Episode #25 

If you approach a flickering campfire,   Wally Bornmann is the feller you want to find strumming the big guitar. He sings Red River Valley, Fishing For Chickens , Home On The Range and Navajo Rug - the song that sent…

Under Western Stars Episode #24 -Jon Messenger 

 Out  of the old rock Jon Messenger performs original pieces Sunrise, Jornada del Muerte and The Windmills Are Turning and deliverer a classic version of Spanish Johnny.

 

 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th…

Under Western Stars Anniversary Show Episode #23 

Tony Norris reflects on the one year anniversary of Under Western Stars.

" Twelve full moons and twenty-four episodes after it's humble beginnings, Under Western Stars marks it's one year anniversary.  Hear some highlights of the year and meet the…

Under Western Stars Episode #22 - Christmas 2021 Episode 

Tony Norris invites you to hear Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry, Buck Ramsey's Christmas Waltz. Tony tells his tale of being snowbound in The San Francisco Peaks in The Best Christmas Dinner. Dolan Ellis sings Rock Springs

Under Western Stars Episode #21 - Slim Rost 

Slim Rost waxes philosophic and shares performances of original songs Adios to That Cowboy, Yee Ha What a Ride, Splice Pull and Tie and Steer Wrestler's Thinking.

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A true western work of art. If you wonder why they call it the zoo, go on a Friday or Saturday night.

A true western work of art. If you wonder why they call it the zoo, go on a Friday or Saturday night.

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