Don Haddock – Songwriter


The “Tramp Iron Railroad”……
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.


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, in 2012, he put together a new band of friends and musicians he had known for the last 30 years and created the Country group ” Tramp Iron Railroad” The result is an American Country sound filled with soulful ballads, danceable swings, Country Blues, and plenty of 2 steppin, boot-scootin fun!

In June 2013 “Tramp Iron Railroad” went into the Magic Muse Recording Studio, and recorded their 1st album “Country Soul”. It was released just before Christmas 2013 and can be found on itunes and
Last year they finished working at the Vulcanic Studioz in Costa Mesa, Ca. on their 2nd CD entitled “In The Wind” and released it in August 2015…It can also be found for purchase on iTunes and .
Recently, they played live engagements for the Heritage House(a fund raiser) and another Benefit for the Roque Center in Garden Grove.

They also performed at the American Cancer Society “Walk for Life”.. Tramp Iron Railroad also played for a private retreat up in the mountains of Tehachapi , as well as a number of private parties during the holidays and were well received..


They expect to play a number of venues in 2018..
Accolades: 2014 and 2015 Band of the year for Clays Country Radio
Winner of the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel best “LIVE” Country performance of the “Yesterday I Remembered You Again” by the Tramp Iron Railroad (2015/16)
2016 Josie Awards winner for Folk/Bluegrass/Americana Song of the Year “Gravity” written by Don Haddock and Steve Owen
2017 Josie Music Awards winner for Outlaw Band of the Year the “Tramp Iron Railroad
Don Haddock songs are performed exclusively by the Tramp Iron Railroad:

Don Haddock – 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….

Purchase CD’s from here:

Contact and Bookings:
Ph# (714)425-8578


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