Jon Buckhorn was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on August 21, 1985 to James and Linda Buckhorn. Jon was raised in church at Victory Chapel with his Uncle Ben and the pastor, Randall Cummings. Jon became interested in music from listening to his parents sing in church. From there, his musical influences expanded to include The Beatles, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted.
At age 14, Jon, along with his brother Rod and cousin Reuben, started a gospel band and named themselves Guardian Angel. While playing with Guardian Angel, Jon played church revivals playing in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
After two years playing gospel music, Guardian Angel decided to try something new. Jon, Rod, and Reuben changed their style taking a modern approach on southern rock with a bluesy twist, known today as red-dirt music.
With a new genre, also came a new name thus Native Circle was born and Guardian Angel was no more. While playing with his new red-dirt band, Native Circle, Jon had the distinct privilege of opening for 90s country great: Confederate Railroad in 2003, and in 2006, Jon and Native Circle opened for legendary red-dirt band Jason Boland and the Stragglers.
Jon loves to play country, blues, gospel, and he loves to ROCK HARD with Bourbon Highway!
Tristan played as a studio musician with Infinite Sound Supply and played several live shows with The Captain and the Kid before joining Bourbon Highway. Though Bourbon Highway is a country music group, Tristan is also right at home playing Metallica, Rush, and Green Day tunes. He has brought his love for music and talent for applying double-bass rock beats to Bourbon Highway's grunge-country sound helping to give this band an even more unique twist on the red-dirt/ country style.
Tristan is the "baby" of the band, but don't let that fool you. This guy can tear up the skins with the best of 'em. Tristan has competed twice in the world-famous Guitar Center Drum-off gaining a stunning amount of fans and a ton of exposure. His influences include Neil Peart of Rush, Tre Cool of Green Day, The Rev-- formerly of Avenged Sevenfold, and Alex Van Halen of... you guessed it--VAN HALEN! If you haven't had a chance to see Tristan perform live yet, you definitely need to get yourself out to the nearest Bourbon Highway concert and see this drum-beating, stick-spinning, rhythmic genius in action!!!