11/27/2013 9:21:00 AM Trailer Trash at auditorium December 6
by Mike Dalton
The band Trailer Trash initially started as a wedding band, organized to play a wedding reception for friends of the band in 1992.
"It was so much fun, we started playing around town as Trailer Trash," remembered guitarist/vocalist Nate Dungan. "In 1993 we found a home at Lee's Liquor Lounge in downtown Minneapolis, and have played there ever since."
Dungan and his bandmates will be performing their popular Trashy Little Xmas Show at the Cannon Falls High School auditorium on Friday, Dec. 6.
The band started adding more seasonal songs to its show at Lee's, making some up as they went along. They soon had enough for a whole night, and they started doing the Trashy Little Xmas Show on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas.
"We put out our first Christmas CD, 'Hell, It's Xmas,' in 1996, and everybody loved it," Dungan said. "Now we have a total of three Christmas CDs. The songs are old classics that we have re-worked in a new old-fashioned way, plus a few old chestnuts and some originals."
The show is clean and G-rated, Dungan said, kid-friendly and fun for the whole family. "Only the name is trashy!" he laughed. "We play music that spans a gamut of styles and appeals to the whole family, from country and polka to rock and disco. We sold out the Rochester Civic Theater five years in a row, so we started looking for other places to play. We chose Cannon Falls because we know the auditorium there is a world-class facility and Cannon Falls audiences are the best people in the world!
"Our show is the antidote to the holiday humbug blues," Dungan continued. "We ring in the season with a fun, rocking and slightly irreverent celebration of the holiday spirit. The Trashy Little Xmas Show is the kids' chance to see how fun real live music can be, and the grown-ups' chance to feel like a kid again. And yes, the Jingle Stick will be there!"
Dungan is joined in the band by Randy "Tyrone" Broughten, pedal steel guitar; Dave Weeks Wynne, bass and vocals; Randy "Moe" Anderson, guitar and vocals; Keely Lane, drums; and Jonathan Bird Duncan, keys and accordion.
Trailer Trash is still playing Lee's Liquor Lounge the first Friday of every month. "We will be there from here to Eternity (the wedding couple broke up, but we're still together!)," Dungan said.