Trystan is an independent artist originally from Southeast Iowa. Growing up in a small midwest town, he gained an optimistic, humble attitude. This attitude reflects in his music, crossing over many layers of emotion and genre switches. Being influenced by styles of emo punk, blues, and hip hop, his music is ever changing and evolving. His list of Opening spots for bands and artists include the likes of Pat Benetar, John Waite, Halestorm, Royal Bliss, Bobaflex, 3 Years Hollow, Jake McVey, American Hitmen, The Dreaming, Skid Row, Gary Allen, Slaughter, Like A Storm, Saving Abel, Another Lost Year, .38 Special, Jerad Weeks, and many others.
“Ever since the age of 8 years old, I can recall a strong love for music. I can remember being given a KISS DVD/CD set with live performances on them, and when I’d watch it, I knew this is what I was meant to do.” His musical influences span far and wide ranging from bands riddled with obscurity including Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Steam Powered Giraffe, and Circa Survive, to oldies legends like Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, as well as hip hop stars Lil Skies, Post Malone, and Jay Z. Music is music to him, and genre barriers are not necessary.
With his music, Trystan would like to help people get through tough times, and ultimately make the world a better place. The power of music is very healing and cathartic. You can feel the strength of this in his tracks.
“Music is a gateway to creativity, love, and pure emotion.” – Trystan Grisham