Born & Raised in Pell City, Alabama, Tristen Gressett was inspired by the influences of the 60s & 70s. With a voice that strides the ranges of Folk, Blues, Rock & Soul, he never fails to pay homage to the likes of Billy Joel, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty. His life has taken him through rigid circumstances which he says has made him the storyteller that he is today. In 2022, he placed 11th out of an estimated 122,000 people on American Idol, where he showcased a more fun & lighthearted side of his artistry. After this feat, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he resides today. Studying his silver screen idols such as John Belushi, Gene Wilder, Jack Nicholson & Chris Farley, he has taken acting courses at Los Angeles’ UCB program. He continues to pursue his dreams in the film & music industry.