For true lovers of music and performance, it’s difficult to recall the first time they held an instrument in their hands.
Norm Post has been making music and captivating audiences since the age of 12 and is considered one of the most ‘instrumental’ individuals in Central Ontario Country Music. In many ways, Norm’s life and career typify the road traveled by so many Country artists.
As fledgling performer, the dictates of raising a young family put a strain on his musical ambitions. That worked itself out nicely, in 1967, with the formation of The Singing Post Family. The next decade, the Post Family made inroads into the Canadian music scene, recording eight albums and making three cross-country tours.
In the 1970’s, as the kids went their separate ways, Norm reinvented his performing passion. He became an active participant with the Kawartha Shrine Club, devoting much time and energy fundraising for crippled children. To further his fundraising technique, Norm took the opportunity to become a registered clown and perform as ‘Cinders.’ He continued as solo Country artist, playing alongside such luminaries as Roy Clark, Hank Snow and Gordie Tapp.
He founded the Cross Country Jamboree, which introduced us to talents such as Carroll Baker and Wayne Rostad. Organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Rockhound Gemboree, and Canadian Spinal Cord Research benefited from Norm’s organizational, and performing talents.
Music, and people; that’s the combination that comes together, with Norm Post.