A mixed bag of themed material and genre, St. Augustine, Florida’s Trevor Compton brings his scholarly and studious intellect to light within his original body of work and live performances. Fusing Americana, folk, jazz, reggae folk, swing, and folk rock into a creative and inventive style of storytelling, Trevor has mastered the art of songwriting. A clever poet at heart, it’s easy to see that Trevor thrives on the challenges of the English language. He intentionally constructs his original material of thought-provoking dilemmas, contemporary folktales, and sometimes even comedic fables of folly. His well of life experience must run deep, as the narratives he creates seem to be those of an old soul.
A Michigan born musician, Trevor has spent much of his life drawing from his own adventures and tragedies to create an original music memoir that is somewhat autobiographical, but mostly just downright poetic. A legend among us, he taps into the unexplored regions of ethical consciousness and the will to go on. One could say he is as prolific as Paul Simon or Leonard Cohen. Trevor’s 2014 self-titled full-length debut album commands the ear of the listener as each line feels like a cliffhanger and the overall message of each song a saga. The first track on his debut nine-track record titled “Stranger than Fiction” speaks of a world in which the unbelievable becomes believable. Trevor writes, “It all comes around to be contradiction, and in real life it becomes stranger than fiction”.