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

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