Trystan is an independent singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is most known as a genre fluid solo artist, and as one half of the alternative hip hop duo callmelonely. Combining a unique blend of sounds and themes, his music has led him to the opportunities of performing at Burlington Steamboat Days, Nauvoo Grape Festival, the Burlington Memorial Auditorium, the Iowa State Fair, and Fort Madison Riverfest, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Pat Benatar, Halestorm, Royal Bliss, Bobaflex, Jake McVey, American Hitmen, Skid Row, Gary Allen, Slaughter, Like A Storm, .38 Special, Jerad Weeks, and many others.
Trystan Began his musical journey at the age of 9 by begging his parents for an electric guitar. After a few years of lessons, he began playing his first shows as a bassist, guitarist, drummer, and front man in various rock, pop, and country cover and original bands based out of Southeast Iowa. This persistence of live performance led to an energetic stage show and a respectable work ethic.
His first independent solo release Let Me Bloom has seen positive feedback, and a cult following. A cohesive blend of dream pop, swampy southern rock, and modern country notes led to a unique end product, serving as a strong opening effort. Following singles, I’M AN ADDICT and Cure were also met with positive reviews. I’M AN ADDICT was featured in the short film Candy Addict (2018) starring actor, filmmaker, tik-toker, and producer Reace Thorne of Yuzoogle Productions, amassing thousands of channel views. Following this release, Cure was released in 2019. The song was featured on Juno and the Echo Dog’s Interstellar Radio Blog as “Song of the Week”.
“Music is a gateway to creativity, love, and pure emotion.” – Trystan Grisham