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

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