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

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 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.

Under Western Stars Episode #20 - Bill Vernieu 

Bill Vernieu shares his encyclopedic knowledge of cowboy poetry and western music. He performs Springtime On The Divide,  The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill, Chilly Winds, The Bra and Coyote

Under Western Stars Episode #19 - Bill Burke 

Tony's music pardner of 40 years joins him on banjo and mandolin to perform Log Cabin Home in the Sky, Canned Goods and Leaving Cheyenne. Bill plays Ducks on a Millpond, Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow and the show's theme…

Sid Hausman - Grand Canyon Trail

My friend Sid Hausman singing Grand Canyon Trail. the title cut from the Roy Rodgers movie.

Also, please check out my Under Western Stars episode #15 - which features Sid Live.

Enjoy Sid'sVideo below...

visit Sid at sidhausman.com 

Under Western Stars Episode #18 Ken Ralston part 2 

Ken Ralston is a veteran cowboy singer and poetry reciter and an expert outdoorsman and hunter.  In this second of two episodes he performs Sonora's Death Row, The Face on the Bar Room Floor, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Lost Flanlins…

Under Western Stars Episode #17 Ken Ralston part 1 

Ken Ralston is a veteran cowboy singer and poetry reciter and an expert outdoorsman and hunter.  In this first of two episodes he performs Arkansas Traveler, The Plains of the buffalo, Bear Hunters Bold and Pancho and Lefty.

Under Western Stars Episode #16 Dean Cook 

Dean Cook is in much demand on the cowboy poetry/ music circuit for his skills as a  humorist, songwriter and poet. Here he performs Tall Tales and Treasures, Bob, Where Do You Go On The Bright Angel Trail, Silver Spurs

Under Western Stars Episode #15 Sid Hausman Live  

Tony talks to Sid Hausman-- multi- instrumentalist, artist and author. Sid performs original songs Blue Horizon, Bill Pickett, Geronimo’s Land, Cactus Critter Bash and plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and bones.

Under Western Stars #14 The EarthPicks 

Tony interviews Elizaberh Lopez and Jeff Stuges about their original songs of the southwest and historic characters like Cochise and Ed Schieffelin.

Under western stars Sponsors

A very special thank you to our first Under Western Stars sponsor... The Museum Club of Flagstaff. Please support our sponsors and thank them for supporting our radio show and local music. Below is their 4th of July Country Music Festival. Click here to visit their website or click here to Like them on Facebook.

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