Shane Norman was born and raised in Hazel Green Alabama. He grew up listening to all types of music but when it came time choose an instrument he gravitated toward the mandolin. Shane began his musical journey playing and singing with the Bluegrass Gospel group The Soul Pickers. The Soul Pickers would later go on to sign with Blue Circle Records owned by Miss Dixie and Tom T Hall. Later he tried his hand with other bands some of which were the Gary Waldrop Band and Cornbread Red. Shane is a founding member of the Judge Talford Band and also handles the day to day business for the band. Shane looks forward to hitting the road with this new configuration of The Judge Talford Band.