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 group. 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 released his first album entitled: " Heartaches and Honky-Tonks" in Late January 2011 on Amazon.com and I-Tunes. Currently he can be heard here on: http://www.reverbnation.com/donhaddock
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 April 2011, he also released his second album: "Time Will Tell" which reflects his love of Americana music, displaying his roots in both Rock and Bluegrass, as well as Country ballads.
In MARCH of 2013, Don's music is going into the studio for the 1st time to have his original songs recored by the band "Matt Slagg and the Tramp Iron Railroad". They are hoping to release the new Album in Summer 2013. So stay tuned :-))......go to his website: www.donhaddockmusic.com.
Too Blue to Cry
Step Off This Track
As The Honky Tonk ...
24thMagic Muse Recording Studio
Costa Mesa, Ca.
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