CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. - Local favorites the Saddle Tramps return to the Red Room on Friday, Dec. 14.
Big John and Scotty formed the Saddle Tramps in 1999. They started out as a comedy duo playing in places like the Improv doing shortened versions of some of their original songs and interjecting with standup improv comedy. The band then got it's first gigs as a band and added a drummer and eventually by 2000 the gun-slinging go-go dancer Suzy Switchblade.
From day one the Saddle Tramps played relentlessly in and around Reno as well as on the road to support their first three CDs. Their rigorous show schedule and work ethic got them signed to L.A. based Split Seven Records through the recommendations of friends and former label mates Speedbuggy and Hellbound Hayride. The Saddle Tramps released a full length live CD and a compilation through Split Seven and then moved on to record their latest CD under their own label Von Roller Records.
In the last 10 years the band has toured every state from Texas westward and has played some legendary rooms and stages to include The Derby in Hollywood, The Continental Club in Austin, Texas, The Tractor Tavern in Seattle, Washington, The Bahia Resort in San Diego, The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas as well as set attendance records in the old Golden Phoenix and the Reno Hilton locally. The band has played such feature shows such as Entertainment Tonight's 20th Anniversary Party in Hollywood, Dennis Hof's Birthday party at The Moonlight Bunny Ranch, The National Tattoo Convention (twice and for the third time this spring), The Blessing of The Cars and The APP Piercing Convention at The Tropicana in Las Vegas.