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Tristan Prettyman

A former model for Quicksilver's Roxy label, singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman grew up in the San Diego area. Her beachside town allowed for many surfing excursions, and Prettyman practiced the sport often as a teenager. She also took a liking to the music of Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell, and Jack Johnson, and her father's old acoustic guitar gave her the chance to learn an instrument and hone her songwriting skills. 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. The buzz around Prettyman continued to grow as she toured with G. Love & Special Sauce and fellow San Diego-based folk-popper Jason Mraz. 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. Her debut offering of acoustic folk-pop, Twentythree, appeared in August 2005, featuring contributions from Mraz, Norah Jones' guitarist Jesse Harris, and several ace session players. Hello...x followed in 2008 and broadened Prettyman's palette, with electric instruments and slick production beefing up her songs. In 2012, Prettyman released the introspective, but still electric-sounding Cedar + Gold. ~ Andrew Leahey & Johnny Loftus
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Tristan Prettyman

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Albums by
Tristan Prettyman

Top Songs by
Tristan Prettyman

  1.   Song
  2.   Say Anything
  3.   My Oh My
  4.   Please
  5.   Toxic
  6.   Madly
  7.   Waves
  8.   Electric
  9.   Come Clean
  10.   California Girl
  11.   The Rebound
  12.   Bad Drug
  13.   Quit You
  14.   I Was Gonna Marry You
  15.   In Bloom
  16.   Always Feel This Way
  17.   Echo
  18.   Love Love Love
  19.   Perfect Storm
  20.   Casualty
  21.   Taboo
  22.   When You Come Down
  23.   Don't Work Yourself Up
  24.   War out of Peace
  25.   Blindfold
  26.   Simple as It Should Be
  27.   Smoke
  28.   Song for the Rich
  29.   Breathe
  30.   Shy That Way
  31.   Melting
  32.   Second Chance
  33.   Just a Little Bit
  34.   Who We Are
  35.   The Story
  36.   Open up Your Eyes
  37.   Handshake
  38.   Never Say Never
  39.   Back to Home
  40.   Glass Jar
  41.   Deepest Ocean Blue
  42.   Interviews
  43.   All I Want Is You
  44.   You Got Me

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