Trevor Bystrom plays a wide range of instruments in various styles, including a Weissenborn slide guitar, 12-string guitar, and an instrument he built himself called an ngoni (African harp). Spanning multiple genres, his original compositions continue to explore new world sounds and grooves. Trevor is a singer-songwriter at his core, having begun writing his first year of high school, and enjoys the process of seeing his originals come to life, from the initial acoustic versions of his songs, to the engineered art of the recording studio.
Trevor was born and raised on Anna Maria Island by a musical family, and as a child, often traveled with his family to music festivals all around Florida. At 16, after having written his first set of originals, he began performing around local venues. At age 18, he started working on his first album, "Fly Away." During that year, he expanded his solo act, to play a duo set with Morgan Greig on percussion and didgeridoo. The album was released and sold over 150 copies the first night. A few years later, Trevor and Morgan joined up with Kristie Armas on the U-bass to form, The Tribal Trio. With this acoustic act, Trevor released his second album, "Live and Direct," which sold almost 1,000 copies without a label. After two years with this trio, Trevor's songwriting visions led him to pursue a more dynamic project with a full size band.