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Stacy Norris, drummer with blues band The Instinct, received a Chicago Music Award when the band was named Most Talented Teens at the annual awards gala March 18.

  Stacy Norris and her band
  The Instinct won in the
  Most Talented Teens
  category at the Chicago
  Music Awards on March 18.

  (Provided photo)

The Chicago Music Awards honors musicians and performers in more than 40 categories of musical genres.  Experts in the field selected The Instinct to be included among five nominees in the Most Talented Teens category. They won the award through online voting.

Norris, daughter of Evelyne and Mike Norris of Glenwood, is a freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.  She has been taking drums lessons at Melody Mart in Homewood since she was 8. She enjoys all music genres, but The Instinct focuses on classic and contemporary blues.
“When they called out The Instinct, my heart stopped for a minute,” said the 15-year-old. “I never could imagine we would win something this amazing while just having fun with what I love.”
Stacy said she is especially appreciative for all the support and time her parents have given her “and the support from so many amazing people, particularly those in the community who voted for us.”
The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle featured Stacy and announced voting in its March issue and online.
“Thank you to the Homewood-Flossmoor community for voting for her and her band. You really made it happen and we are thankful,” said Evelyne Norris.  
Stacy met her fellow band members at a blues camp in Chicago hosted by Fernando Jones. They range in age from 14 to 17.  The five band members get together once a month for two-hour practice sessions. Stacy’s dad drives her into Chicago for the rehearsals.
The Instinct has appeared at the 2017 Chicago Blues Fest, at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and will be appearing July 15 at Windsor’s Bluesfest in Ontario, Canada. Their music is available at www.theinstinctband.com.

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