From Boise State student, to musical recording artist, Trevor Villagrana is on his way toward a successful future. He is set to begin recording with the Fremont, California based music
label, Panda Studios.
Villagrana is a recent graduate with a degree in communication with an emphasis in media studies. While attending the university, he also began his journey as a young and
upcoming musician with his group, Young, Planetery.
Ever since he was a young teen, Villagrana has been playing music with friends and performing at small venues around town.
“I have been playing music since I was probably 13 or 14 years old; my friends and I started a really crappy punk rock band when we were kids, then we started playing shows a year after that to an
audience of very few,” Villagrana said.
While his chance to record with Panda Studios is still in its infant stages, Villagrana is excited to have the chance to do what he loves. As the process progresses, Villagrana is awaiting his opportunity and he also may have to leave Boise to pursue his aspiration.
“I have been in bands forever but never actually had the opportunity to tour, so that would be incredible and is definitely something that I would want to pursue in the next few months,” Villagrana said, “Obviously when the record comes out, different avenues, windows and tours will come about, but until then I am cooling my heels.”
Villagrana spent his undergraduate career at Boise State, making many friends along the way. He expressed an interest in cementing the fact that we have the chance to do whatever we love in this life. College life is the place to refine those passions and apply them to our own lives, wherever that may take them.
When asked to give his advice to his friends back at Boise State, Villagrana worried about sounding cliche.“If I were to say something that doesn’t sound like complete recycled garbage, I would say be willing to take a risk. Be willing to do something that you don’t think is possible, and be willing to work your ass off,” Villagrana said.
He has sharpened his performing abilities in local venues such as Grainey’s Basement downtown, The District Coffee House, The Crux, as well a multitude of other venues. Most recently, Villagrana also played at the Pulse Radio concert during Bronco Welcome on the Student Union Building patio.
Villagrana’s music can be found on his facebook page Young, Planetary. You can also access more content from Young, Planetary’s website at younglpanetary.bandcamp.com.