Mike Tramp of White Lion
Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 p.m.
Mike Tramp has been around since White Lion crashed on to the hard rock scene in the 1980’s. Rock fans got to know Mike Tramp as a legitimate rock singer and frontman that looked like he was born to rock. Therefore, many may find it surprising that Tramp’s roots and musical upbringing lie deeply buried in folk music. Heavily influenced by fellow Danish artists with acoustic guitars and international stars like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Tramp says that all of his songs throughout his 35 years on the music stage have always come from sitting with his old faithful acoustic guitar just playing and singing. Interestingly, White Lion songs like “When the Children Cry,” “Broken Heart” and “Wait,” as well as Freak Of Nature’s “Rescue Me,” later ended up epic rock classics is just a question of how they were arranged with the band. But all those songs have always been fit to play around the campfire or in the back of a shady bar.