Tristan Prettyman<br />Acoustic / Blues / Fusion <br />Simple as it Should be<br />
Tristan Prettyman<br /><ul><li>Singer and songwriter Tristan Prettyman, 27 years old, got her start a very young age.
At 15 she would sneaking into her father’s room and began teaching herself how to play his old acoustic guitar.
Discovering her love for music and the art of songwriting she was able to make a name for herself showcasing her talent in creating acoustic folk-pop.</li></li></ul><li>Brief Biography<br /><ul><li>Tristan Prettyman was born and raised in the town of Del Mar located in San Diego, California.
Taking advantage of the town's proximity to the ocean, her first passion was surfing were she won a fifth place in the National Scholastics Surfing Association in middle school</li></li></ul><li>Tristan Prettyman<br /><ul><li>She became a model for Quicksilver's Roxy label.
In between modeling gigs and surfing trips, she began showcasing her acoustic songs at local parties and small-sized venues.
She also landed a song on the soundtrack to Chris Malloy's 2001 surf film, Shelter, which helped cement her status as a budding musician. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Before long, Prettymanbegan playing in clubs and bars throughout San Diego County before being invited to join fellow San Diegan, Jason Mraz, who she began dating shortly after joining his national tour.
The buzz around Prettyman continued to grow as she went on tour with G. Love & Special Sauce
She recorded and self-released the Love EP in 2003, and considering the mainstream success of Mraz and Jack Johnson, it wasn't long before the majors came calling. Prettyman eventually signed with Virgin Records.</li></li></ul><li>Musical Influence<br /><ul><li>Most of her songs are influenced by politics, the environment, and world peace
She also was influenced by the musical styles of artist such as AniDiFranco, Joni Mitchell, and Jack Johnson</li></li></ul><li>Discography<br /><ul><li>4 Track Demo CD (2002)
She is currently on hiatus, her last performance of the year will be at the Belly Up Tavern in Salona Beach, California.</li></li></ul><li>Reasons to listen:<br /><ul><li>Her music has a down-to-earth yet multi-layered sonic texture and captivatingly honest songs.
Tristan has the ability to create live-sounding records, and express her lyrics using the most basic of instruments (guitars, bass, pedal steel) to generate her melodies.</li></li></ul><li>"Always Feel This Way"<br />
“When I first started playing music, I asked god every day if this is what I was supposed to be doing, and if not then to please point me in another direction. There have been so many things that have happened in the last year though, id be stupid not to realize that this is my gift, this is my passion, this my love, this is who I am and I feel fortunate to have found it at my age…I am, just doing my thing, going surfing, playing guitar, sounds so typically southern California doesn't it?”<br />-Tristan Prettyman<br />