Songwriter Don Haddock aka; "Matt Slagg" 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.
Later he moved to Orange County where in the 1990's he started the Top 40 Country covers band "Free Reign" . They Played Clubs and venue's all over town for about 8 years...
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!
"Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad" has been in the Magic Muse Recording Studio, and just finished their 1st album "Country Soul". It was released just before Christmas 2013 and can be found on itunes and Amazon.com.
Recently, they played for the American Cancer Society "Walk for Life" and also played for a private retreat up in the mountains of Tehachapi ..They also played for a couple of private parties for the holidays and were well received..They expect to play a number of venues in 2014, and are working on a 2nd Album..
Don Haddock songs are 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
Hope you will give this music a listen...you won't be disappointed....
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