Tramp Iron News

 Hi there "Tramp Iron'ers!!

Anybody who has made it here is considered a fan and a friend.  We greatly appreciate your support!!!  We affectionately refer to all of you as "Tramp Iron'ers"...Hope you don't mind.  :-)

 In December 2012, we had our coming out party. We played all the original songs written by Don Haddock for the first time as "Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad" for a group of about 40 close friends and family.  The response was very positive.  We have been asked to play some other parties, and are being supported on Facebook, Reverbnation, and Clays Country Radio..    
In 2013, we played for the "Relay for life" fund raiser in Costa Mesa, Ca. We also played at the "Tehacapi Mountain Round Up" and were invited back again last year. We were also nominated by the Independent  Music Channel as 2013 Country Band of the Year...
In 2014,  we also played 2 other  fund raisers for the "Heritage House" and the "Roque Center" to very receptive crowds who are interested in booking us for some dances in the future.  And (Drum roll please), we took "2014 Band of the Year" as voted by Fans for Clay's Country Radio's Summer competition.  This coming year we hope to get out to a place near you, so you can join the party next time!!  So please stay tuned and visit often!!!

Now for some "BIG NEWS"!!   We completed our first Professionally recorded CD entitled "Country Soul" at the Magic Muse Recording Studio in Costa mesa,Ca.  A Copy of the Master, along with all the Cover Art was  sent, and the CD went "Live" for sale on just before Christmas 2013...Also, you can now download an MP3 version from itunes... Just search  in the country music MP3 section.  Also, if you would like to contact me directly via email at:,   I will personally get you an autographed CD at a discounted price and see that it gets delivered to your house... Just let me know and mention "Country Soul"......  That's it folks....Hope you have a wonderful 2015!!!!

Best Regards,

Don Haddock aka "Matt Slagg"  and the Tramp Iron Railroad 
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