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Frank Norwood was born in Nova Scotia* and grew up in a musical family. Frank remembers jamming with his brother and a local senior citizen on classic country songs. The senior citizen met all the criteria to be in the band: She had the only electric guitar amplifier on the island. In order to use it we had to go her house.No Hendrix for you! Today Frank splits his time between Maine and a strip mine in Brazil, where he is currently researching the interaction between tonal earth resonance and the tension on his Radio King snare.
If you've read this far, here's another Bio which is more closely aligned with the truth:
Frank Norwood – Singer Songwriter
Frank Norwood is a Singer-Songwriter from Maine. He was born in the seaside town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The son of a Lighthouse Keeper and a Newspaper Editor, Frank grew up in a slightly rebellious, literate household. The family of six lived in a number of far-flung coastal communities, until the idea of community living became too overwhelming. At that point Laforest “Huck” Norwood took his family to an privately owned island off the coast of Maine, where he worked as an Island Caretaker.
It was on this island that Frank developed a life-long fear of dogfish and sheep. And it’s important to know that after this first island experience (the sheep, dogfish, no electricity, no running water) that he was forever determined to live the remainder of his life a bit more on the grid, ‘cause in light of the alternative, it just isn’t all that bad…
Frank originally played bass and drums in his brother Nelson Norwood’s band (s). (Nelson has recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughn’s rhythm section, has appeared with James Cotton, Dickie Betts, and many other well regarded musicians.)
One cold moonlit night (long enough in the past that the telling of the story is at least somewhat proper), Frank went to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with his good friend RB. They stopped at the local music store and the liquor commission. Frank bought a real cheap acoustic guitar, and his friend RB bought a half gallon of syrupy white wine. As they weaved over the backwoods road from Yarmouth to Digby, Frank sloppily tried to play the guitar. RB and Frank sipped the wine and howled at the moon, and somewhere in that moonlit snowy landscape the songwriters muse bit deep into Frank’s soul, and he’s been writing ever since.
Over the years Frank has played in wedding bands, country “Service Club” acts, and as a solo artist.
He has written over a hundred songs. His sound is reminiscent of John Fogarty, Neil Young, and sometimes remarkably like the lead singer of Canned Heat…
His music is available at www.franknorwood.com, www.reverbnation.com, www.bandcamp.com
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*don't believe everything you read on the internets...this is just one possible Biography!