Norman Taylor is a singer/songwriter/acoustic blues and soul performer from the Philadelphia area. His musical style is based in the country blues of people like Robert Johnson and Skip James, and contemporary acoustic blues men like Keb Mo, Eric Bibb and Guy Davis. Norman also draws influence from country, 70’s rock, soul, gospel and a variety of musical forms.
Taylor has been an opening act for blues men Guy Davis, Corey Harris, singer-songwriter Phil Roy, Pat Wictor, Alexis P Suter, Warner Willams and Jay Summerour, Chris Smithers, Marcia Ball, Trombone Shorty, Janiva Magness, Popa Chubby,Cedric Burnside Project,Jarekus Singelton, Bobby Rush and the legendary rock band ZZ Top. In addition to these openers Norman has also played festivals such as Piccolo Speleto Early Bird Blues festival in Charleston SC, Down Home Blues Festival Charleston SC, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival, Lehigh River Blues Jam, 2nd Street Festival in Philadelphia, South street Festival in Philadelphia, Nerfa Covention, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Camp Jam in the Pines–where he played on the same bill as headliners Ronnie Baker Brooks–and the State Street Blues Stroll in Media PA where he performed on the same bill with headliners Rory Block, Lonnie Shields, and Sharrie Williams, Alvin Young Blood Heart. Norman has also played the Roots Ramble Festival in Media PA and The 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Norman’s music has been played on Jonny Meister’s Blues Show on WXPN in Philadelphia and Tony Colter BB Kings Bluesville on SiriusXM Radio. Norman’s Blue Soul CD on Soul Stew Records was nominated for best acoustic blues album for 2014. His label mates include The Billy Thompson Band, Warner Williams, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby, Mary Hott, Rob Gillette, Abigail Palmer Group and Bob Eike.