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

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