TRAILER TRASH got its start as a regular attraction at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, in downtown Minneapolis. With the popularity of retro-country music and swing-dancing in the mid-90s, the band found a following among new generations of music lovers. Since the bar recently changed ownership in 2015, the band has begun playing the Twin Cities circuit.
TRAILER TRASH is known for playing traditional country music, but they can swing, rock and groove in a wide variety of styles from the American hit parade. Now in its twenty-second year, the band has turned generations of music lovers on to its brand of American roots, country, swing and rockabilly. Their contagious enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment onstage have earned TRAILER TRASH the reputation of being Minnesota’s premier honky tonk band.
TRAILER TRASH enjoys its reputation as a fixture on the Twin Cities music scene. They have performed at Jesse Ventura’s Inaugural Ball at the Target Center and played the opening of the new Guthrie Theater. The band has provided the soundtrack to hundreds of Twin Cities courtships and wedding receptions. Somewhere in that time, the group racked up seven Minnesota Music Awards, appeared in two movies, (Herman USA and Dill Scallion) and put out six albums.