Starting his own label and producing his own music was a creative...


  • Starting his own label and producing his own music was a creative watershed for the “Moonchild” (Travis’ nickname inspired by his broad smile and beaming stage presence).  He gets better with each new release. This album features more excellent Haddix original blues like, “Problem With That,” a litany of gripes or pet peeves. On “Catch You In The Truth,” he complains that his woman tells a lie “when it ain’t even necessary and that’s something I just don’t understand.” The manic, “Why Wait” urges a speedy trip down the aisle and “Bread, Butter & Blues” contains some colorful autobiographic details.

    Another strong set of Chicago-styled Blues and R & B that’s worthy of wide consumption. Unlike his usual all original sets, “Mean Ole Yesterday” features 4 classic covers and 6 powerful original cuts.

    1. Problem With That
    2. Milk & Bread
    3. Your Finger Prints
    4. Why Wait
    5. Getting Together Again
    6. Do Wrong Right
    7. Catch You In The Truth
    8. Bread, Butter & Blues
    9. Hazeleyes
    10. Ode To The Bag Lady
    11. Same Old View
    12. Count This Up
  • Release Date: September 28, 2001

    © P 2001 Wann-Sonn Records

    Executive Producer – Travis Haddix
    Producer – Chad Ely


    Travis Haddix – vocals, solo guitar
    Greg Nicholson – bass guitar
    Frank Silk” Smith – rhythm guitar
    Gil Zachary – keyboard
    Vernondo Parker – drums
    Jeff Hager – trumpet and horn arrangements
    David Ruffin – tenor sax
    Tony “TJ” Fortunato – baritone sax
    Greg “Silver” Dunning – keyboard

    Recorded by Mark Owen, Closer Look Studio, Cleveland, Ohio
    Mixed by Chad Ely and Mark Owen.
    Mastered by Mark Logies for Dok Rok Inc., Mentor, Ohio
    Front cover photography by Sonya Haddix
    Art direction and design by Chad Ely