In 2019 I “discovered” Triston Marez and his brand of country music. What “brand” is his music you may ask. Well, it is traditional country music and apologetically Texan! I am honored that Triston took the time to answer my questions as he is often out playin’ his music and breakin’ hearts. Stream/buy/listen to his songs by any means necessary if you are a country music fan, I think Triston has a strong sense of what it takes to craft a great song and has something amazing to offer the genre.
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
My favorite sandwich would have to be a tie between a BLT and a Turkey Sandwich.
Both including just a touch and I mean LIGHT TOUCH of mayo, fresh COLD tomatoes,
and crunchy lettuce. Oh and the bread always has to be toasted.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
I feel like I would have to pick Elvis, but I really have no idea why. Maybe because I feel
he had more character and a unique way of standing out as a individual artist….
Lyrics to live by?
“I ain’t drinkin anymore, but I ain’t drinkin any less” – Kevin Fowler
“Desert Island” album?
Jason Aldean – Night Train to relive my high school days.
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
I would say I listen to Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, and Tyler Childers the most but honestly
I have a open mind when it comes to music. I’ll listen to any genre, if it catches my ear
How would you describe your “sound”?
Country, Country, Country Music. I like to think I have a good variety of all sounds that
country music can have. A little outlaw sound here, a little touch of modern sound there
without the 1980s hip hop track in the background cause why, with a mix of honky tonk
as hell in between. I don’t want to control a sound, I want to create music, country
music. Whatever that means…
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
This business is unpredictable, but I HOPE to see my musical career 5 years from now
through the side of a bus window counting down white lines and exit signs on our way
to a sold out show with the band!
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
I wish I could play the fiddle, something about that instrument that hits me different!
That instrument is deep in my family roots so maybe that is why! I remember my mom
rented me a violin in middle school, I never wanted to take lessons nor did I ever touch
it and I regret it now!
What was the best advice you have received?
I’ve been told some great advice from my parents and family, mainly in regards to sports
but I have applied it to my music and it has helped me in many ways! Coming from a
blue collar family, many lessons taught and learned were through real life experiences
rather than advice. My dad and mom were both very hard workers, not only to achieve
their own goals but to also provide. That showed me a lot. Nothing comes easy in life,
especially something you really want. If you want it bad enough you will do anything
and everything in your power to make it happen.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
I feel like a good piece of advice I would tell myself that would help in many ways is to
never forget what it took to get in the position I am in, all the hours, struggle, and
sacrifice it took but to never get comfortable. There is always someone out there that
wants it more than you. If you keep that mindset you’ll spend every minute you have
working towards your goal. Never forget what it took to get where you’re at but also,
never forget who helped you along the way. Without that would you really be in the
position you’re in?
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
I feel most of my inspiration comes from the brand of country music itself. The meaning
behind the creation of this genre the past has created and the legacy they built and left
behind. I feel my inspiration also comes from real life, nothing fabricated. From the
sounds created in the studio to the words and stories written in the writing room, all
real. I have to say my mother is also a big inspiration of mine as she is the big reason
why I do what I do!
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
I don’t think I can pin point my biggest achievement just yet, but I can say I feel
one of my biggest achievements so far would be personal growth as an artist.
With writing, creating, and just learning to be myself is something I’m proud of the
progress. Yet I still have lots of work to do. Growing as an artist is key.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
New music and more shows! 2020 is going to be a fun one. We’re in the process of
creating a new EP that I feel will be the strongest one yet! We have a song called “Drink,
Drink, Drink” that I am pumped to have the chance to cut and I tell ya, it’s a damn
country song! I think this new EP will show more energy than the last two! I’m very
thankful for the year 2019 and all its brought me and the team. Through my
management, Torrez Music Group, who was the first to believe in me and makes this all
possible, as well as us joining the WME family, and with the support of the fans, I feel
2020 is going to be a unforgettable year!