Warde Elliott & the Nortons
The Nortons are Tim O’Donnell (Brother Jim Norton), Warde (Slim Pickin’s Norton) and Pete Batt (Outlaw Cousin Pete). A long time ago Warde and Tim began to play music together and form a kinship that has endured the test of time. Their common ancestry, the Nortons, played a big part in this bond. Warde & Tim have travelled all over laughing, crying (mainly from laughing) and playing music.
Some years later an accidental and potentially volatile meeting with their outlaw cousin was diffused quickly with the help of beer and some slow country music. Pete was welcomed back into the Norton clan on account of his beard, piano playing and generally kind-hearted nature.
Generally they perform as a 3 piece with acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano, and occasionally do gigs with the full band. With 3 vocals, energy abounds and plenty of passion the sound of the 3 piece is full and rich. With the full band it reaches another level.
The latest album, "Most Things Lose Their Shine", is the Warde's 4th album. It comes after a long break from recording and the band looks forward to performing this album and sharing the songs!