Don Haddock Bio : Songwriter Don Haddock has been 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 group. He took a break from music to try and make a career 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 back-up 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 Locally 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.
In 2008, after a life changing injury, Don got serious about his life, rehabilitation and Songwriting. For the next 4 years he practiced playing guitar as part of his rehab for his badly damaged arm. He honed his songwriting and composition skills. When he was ready, he put together a new band of friends and musicians he had known for the last 30 years and created the Country group "Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad" The result is a traditional Country sound filled with soulful ballads, danceable swings, Country Blues, and plenty of 2 steppin, boot-scootin fun! .
The Band has been in the Magic Muse Recording Studio, and are just finishing their 1st album "Country Soul". It is set to be released by Christmas 2013... Hope you will give this music a listen...you won't be disappointed....
His songs are now being performed exclusively by
Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad:
Matt Slagg - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Jeff Thorsnes - Fiddle
Steve Denison - Lead Guitar, Piano, Back up Vocals
Tim McRaney - Bass
Garth Jacobs - Drums
Be on a lookout for upcoming shows and events in 2014 !!
|Costa Mesa. California|
|Website : http://www.donhaddockmusic.com/|
|Matt Slagg & The Tramp Iron Railroad|
|Matt Slagg - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica|
|Steve Denison - Lead Guitar, Keyboards, and vocals|
|Garth Jacobs - Drums|
|Tim McRaney - Bass Guitar|
|Jeff Thorsnes - Fiddle|
|Don Haddock - Songwriter and Producer|
Specializing in Official Musicians Websites