Hello, my name is Tristan Scroggins. This is my official website, exhibiting my various skills, services and accomplishments. Most days I can be found practicing the mandolin. I've played professionally since I was 13 years old and currently play in my father's internationally touring band "Jeff Scroggins and Colorado". We recently released our second album "Western Branches" which is now available online at our website and all of your favorite internet retailers. I play a Stelling S-5 Mandolin and endorse Stelling products.
In addition to recording with the band, I write many of my own tunes and record them in my home. Many years ago, I self-released a project called "T.S. MandolinWorks Vol. I", a collection of original songs recorded in my home, in an attempt to raise money to record some of my songs in a studio. The money never came but I continued to write and record. Mostly for fun, but one of my recordings was recognized and placed on a compilation album called "coloUrs and mayhem: universe B" with many other creative original pieces of very different styles. I have also recorded on a few other projects, one which reached the top of the Folk charts early in 2013.
After I graduated high school, I moved to Lyons, Colorado (arguably the annex of bluegrass music in the West) to focus my life more entirely on music. With an actual house, I'm now able to teach lessons from my home. I've taught mandolin workshops at festivals since I was 16 and recently I've had the opportunity to teach at many highly renown workshops and camps including Camp HeHoHa and Nimble Fingers.
Since I've started to tour more and more, I decided to learn to take photographs so I would be able to effectively document the amazing places I've gotten to see. I now sell many of my better fine art prints at shows and here online.
Similarly, I learned enough web design to build my own website and now design websites for other bands who could greatly benefit from it.
In addition, I am a CutCo sales representative as well as a certified inbound marketing expert. That way, I can sell you knives and then market your new catering service.
In short, I truly love music, I love to share my knowledge, and I like to stay busy. Feel free to explore this site and I'd absolutely love to hear anything you have to say.
-Here's to the Future
My original song, Phantasmic Youngsters, is now available on the Homestuck album coloUrs and mayhem: Universe B and can be listened to or downloaded using the widget below! Also, the sheet music is available in the downloads and store pages on this site.