|Mike Bonanza an' the Trailer Park Cowboys
Right outta the banks of the swamps at Shooter's Hill Trailer Park,comes these three boys.
An' there's Rob.
Playin' music they call Cowbilly. It's a raw an' low down dirty form of rock'a'billy, filled with both country an' western. But them boys don't only play their own tunes. They got some oldies on the repertoire as well. They're mixin' it up purty good! An' maybe, I say maybe, there's a tune you wanna here, they don't know that good. Don't worry. After midnight, they'll play anythin'!
A lot of the ol' time guitarists like Gary Moore, Steve Vai, Eddie van Halen, to mention a few, are very thankful of what Mike done. Brian Setzer once said in an interview, he wouldn't be where he is without Mike. One can wonder how it comes you ain't heard the music, seen the pic's or seen the videos earlier? The thing is Mike's been creatin' music all the time. But from the start he didn't agree with his former manager, Eric Sommerstien. He wanted to control Mike an' do things the way he thought was the right way. Mike didn't like that. Later on Mike said in an interview "See what happened to Elvis..."
In spite resistance from Sommerstien, Mike continued to write music. Probably the love to the music an' the guitar was so strong that he never gave up. Somethin' music lovers all over the world are very grateful of. It ain't no strange thing that he's called "The guitarist who changed the world".
Courtesy of Mike Bonanza, 2010