From the oldest epics chiseled onto tablets in the third millennium BC, to the Herculean friezes of Greece and Rome, a man's place in history has always been determined not but the strength of his character or the size of his heart, but by the smell of his fingers, and sound of his guitar.
In this, his second album, Norm Sherman (charismatic host of the award-winning weekly audio fiction podcast The Drabblecast) once again offers a full course of the staggeringly witty lyrics and sardonic, off-beat humor that have become his hallmark.
Sherman's highly-acclaimed eponymous 2007 album-- a comedic extravaganza of virtuosic bluegrass tunes that explored subjects such as whale milking, chupacabres and Jesus cloning-- earned him 3rd Place in the Indie International Song Writing Competition, won CDbaby.com's Editors Choice, and is still frequently requested and played on comedy radio programs nationwide.
A highly anticipated follow-up, "The Esoteric Order of Sherman," was fully pre-funded through Kickstarter.com by onslaughts of eager fans. With musical genres spanning hip-hop to bluegrass, R&B to hard rock, Sherman performs each instrument himself with acumen while crooning lyrical lines that are as clever and impressively crafted as they are absurd and absolutely hilarious.