born in Florida in 1973. The name Trafton came from the series "Gunsmoke" which was
popular back in the 60's. A character named Trafton came thru Dodge City and gave
Matt Dillon a hard time. He made a name for himself as well as a new-born baby
whose parents are Sheriff and Mrs. David Harvey. Trafton has resided in the Big Bend
Area most of his life. He graduated from Tallahassee Community College and then
attended Florida State University. His interest in playing a guitar and singing began
at the Lambda Chi house on the campus of Florida State. He formed a three piece band
with Dave Roberts and Michael Tilley. By 1992, he had a six piece, full blown country
extravaganza which became a huge success in the Tallahassee area.
Trafton then got a day job at Citizens Bank in Crawfordville managing one of their branch
banks. He continued singing and writing and moved to Nashville in 1996 to continue
his musical interests. Trafton managed the West End Branch of Southtrust Bank from
1996 to 1997. He signed with BMG Publishing Company, Cabin 11 Division in April 1998.
He was writing with Don Goodman, Jerry Foster, John Greenenbaum, Mike Anthony and
other Hall of Fame writers.
In late August 1998, Traftons life changed and was put on hold for 7 years. He contracted
viral encephalitis which is a viral infection in the brain. He was in a coma at Vanderbilt Hospital
in Nashville for 3 months. At this time, Trafton once again returned to Wakulla County
to "grow-up" for the second time. Miraculously, after 7 years, he has returned to the stage
and has just released his third CD "On The Side of the Road". This CD was produced by
the famous and talented Larry Butler. Trafton, the Come-Back Kid is BACK once again
ready to rock and roll!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Saltwater Rain
2. Left Side of A Heartache
3. A Ramblin' Rose
4. While There's Still Love
5. The Road Less Traveled
6. If I Had My Life To Live Over
7. Late Night Picture Show
8. What Makes It Country
9. You're In Love
10. Just What She Deserves
11. Two Hours Cryin'
12. Walk Before I Crawl
13. No Love Lost Here
14. Every Man Needs A Rock