The 'Authentiks' are a Rock, Folk, Jazz, Spiritual, sometimes political band made up of ; Norman Blain on guitars and voice, veteran musicians Mark Cohen on guitars and voice, (Mark has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine},John Nuhn on bass and Billy Klock on drums. Norman has been a recording engineer for many years and has worked and recorded with the likes of William Ackerman, Dar Williams, David Sancious of the E Street Band, Rani Arbo, Howard Levi of Bela Fleck, Glen Velez of Paul Winter Consort, Archie Shepp and has even recorded a Grammy winning album for Yusef Lateef on Atlantic Records. Norman has always been writing songs that dwell on the spiritual or big question side of life. Whirlwind is the first CD available of Norman's music. 'Grandfather I have come to you for I am lost I can't wear this shoe. Stepped aside for a moment's toll and watched an endless winding road go bye. Like a bird you fly alone, a simple solid sparkling stone and like the dust of many a year you lay. Oh Grandfather teach me how to see between the leaves of every tree, please teach me how it's done to climb the mountain and touch the sun'. Norman Blain.