Steve Norris is a singer/songwriter from Helena, Alabama who has played around the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa area since the mid 90’s. Steve was born and raised in Northport where he first started strumming during high school. His new CD is titled “I Just Can’t Help Myself” and includes some of Birmingham’s best musicians and singers.
Included are 5 original songs, 3 songs by local friends, and 3 not so main stream cover tunes. The CD is dedicated to a pickin’ buddy, Gary Greene, and his song is reprised at the end with a verse sung and played by Gary.
Steve wrote one of the tunes after encouragement from a high school classmate. “All Those Years Ago” is for his Tuscaloosa County High School Class of 1970.
Area artists include members of the popular band “Crooked Road”: Dan Farmer, Marc Navez, Kent Peterson and Tommy Young. Other artists are Melody Musick, Joe Casey and Gary Greene with backing vocals by Judy Daussman and Janet Hall O’Neil, (yes, the Fox 6 News anchor). Steve plays acoustic guitar and is the lead vocal.