Tristan Scroggins (tristanscroggins.com) is an Award winning mandolinist and composer from Denver Colorado. He is definitely a mandolinist to monitor, as although still very young, he has accomplished much due to his huge talent at performing. I love the way he is experimenting with multiple genres and that he is composing his own music. Read more about him and see some of his videos, below. Enjoy!
Tristan Scroggins (tristanscroggins.com) is an Award winning mandolinist and composer from Denver Colorado.
Tristan has toured extensively in the US, Canada and Ireland for the last six years with the critically acclaimed bluegrass band Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. At 22 he already has a decade of professional experience as a stage performer, instructor and recording artist.
In 2017, Tristan was awarded the Instrumental Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and was also a participant in the Acoustic Music Seminar run by Mike Marshall as part of the Savannah Music Festival.
Son of two time national banjo champion, Jeff Scroggins, Tristan originally gained notoriety as a young phenom winning multiple state championships before the age of 16. Around then Jeff and Tristan got together with five time Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Guitar Player of the Year, Greg Blake, to form Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. While working with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Tristan has been a featured artist at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, The European World of Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, Rockygrass, the Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley, RTE Ireland’s National Radio, and the Station Inn in Nashville.
In addition to performing Tristan has taught mandolin at several workshops and camps including Nimble Fingers in British Columbia, Northern Lights in Saskatchewan, NCBMS Camp in Alberta, and Wintergrass in Washington.
Tristan has one studio recording of all original tunes, one of which was a finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards Instrumental Song of the Year. Tristan has also had the privilege of working with and being featured on recordings with Grammy winning producer Bil Vorndick, Sally Van Meter, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Mark Schatz, K.C. Groves, Andy Leftwich, Don Rigsby, David Peterson, and Jono Manson.
Tristan Scroggins web site