Tramp Iron Railroad

  • Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original Americana Country

"Don Haddock is a writer, performer, recording artist"

Don Haddock has been playing and writing songs since he was 15 years old. Originally from San Diego, Ca., he grew up playing Rock and Roll in a 3 piece power gruop. He took a break from music to try and make a career a as a professional baseball player. By the age of 28 he knew he had gone as far as he could with baseball and got back into writing and playing music again. He joined a Bluegrass band as a rhythm guitar player and vocalist and performed throughout San Diego County for about 5 years. He later moved to Orange County for a job and to raise a family. It was here he started playing and writing Country Music and eventually started a band called "Free Reign". Free Reign played all the Honky Tonks and local bars in Southern California for about 8 years. The band was nominated for country band of the year, and Don Haddock was individually nominated for "songwriter of the year". The band played Top 40 Country Dance Music throughout the 90's. Don Haddock recently released his first album entitled " Heartaches and Honky-Tonks" on, and can currently be heard on On this first release, Don sings and plays all the instruments which he recorded in his home recording studio. "Heartaches and Honky Tonks" are stories told from his years on the road playing the music he loves.In June if 2012, he formed the current band : "Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad". They perform exclusively the original songs written by Don Haddock..which are sung and performed by his "alter-ego" Matt Slagg .. Currently the band is in the MAGIC MUSE STUDIOS recording their first professionally recorded CD which should be out sometime after Summer 2013... Currently, they are performing at local backyard partys, and have also performed at a couple of charity events like the "Relay For Life" and the Tehachapi Round- Up..

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