Mike Tramp: Nomad
Written by Jay Oakley
White Lion’s Mike Tramp continues to amaze and show that as special as White Lion was, this is now and this is who Mike Tramp is. The third installment in a trilogy of records preceded by Cobblestone Street and Museum, Nomad has a different structure because it’s with a full band, but the same soulful writing is very apparent.
If you’ve followed Mike from White Lion to Freak of Nature to his solo work, it won’t come as a surprise that he puts so much feeling into his writing and music. Nomad is no different. The opening track “Give It All You Got” gives the album a slighter hard and fast start, just like you would get from hopping on a motorcycle and cruising across the country — just like the album cover conveys. Tracks like “No More” and “Moving On” have the most clear and honest delivery on what the journey of Mike Tramp has been about. Everything is from the heart, and a lesson in trusting yourself. This record will touch you pretty deeply.