Zebra Named Spot

Rocks Like:
A Rocket To The Moon, Taylor Thrash, Paradise Fears
Check Out:
The Bee’s Knees EP

After picking up his first guitar in 2009, Norwalk, Iowa’s Trent Safford—who performs under the name Zebra Named Spot—played his first show just five months later. Today, he cites his “musically gifted” family and (naturally) Christofer Drew as his biggest inspirations. “[Drew] has been a huge influence of mine,” Safford says. “His attitude towards life and the way people responded to his music inspired [me].” Although Safford isn’t afraid to pen upbeat, summery tracks, he says his sound belongs on a “nighttime” playlist: “It's pretty acoustic and mellow, with poppy lyrics. I think it’s pretty soothing.”

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