Guest Collector: Tristan Prettyman
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:52:40
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Singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman has put together a strong bid for So Cal's next poster child. The San Diego native spent her youth conquering the Del Mar surf, and modeling Roxy surfware, before picking up her father's guitar and trying her hand at music. She's gone on to construct a sound that mixes the lyrical emotion of Ani DiFranco with the laid back vibe of fellow beach guru Jack Johnson. The result is accessible, yet undeniably catchy, acoustic-pop that has made its way into a number of independent films and propelled her debut full length, Twentythree, to number 24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
Tristan's latest album, Hello, looks to push this successful recipe even further, as she gets set to take off on an international tour that hits Japan next month. Tristan was kind enough to take time off from promotion and traveling to let us in on of some of her favorite albums, and reveal just how far her influences stretch from the West Coast sands.
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Chill out...relax...feel mellow.
Ani Difranco - Living in Clip (Double Live Album)
One of the best live albums of my life...EVER.
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Music you can drive too...perfect tunes when you're behind the wheel.
Bob Marley - Catch a Fire
Who doesn't like Bob Marley...he's a legend.
Fiona Apple - Tidal
One of the best female artists… timeless. Amazing from beginning to end.
Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Great music to listen to while you cook dinner for your honey.
Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales
Perfect to unwind to after a long day of surfing.
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Greatest rock album of the last 5 years. Accessible yet orginal.
Feist - The Reminder
My favorite new artist of 2007. An amazing, fresh talent.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Full Moon Fever
An American Legend. One of the classics you can never get enough of.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff