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Tristan Prettyman

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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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Stations Featuring
Tristan Prettyman

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    3 songs

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    1 song

Albums by
Tristan Prettyman

Top Songs by
Tristan Prettyman

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

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