I was first introduced to Tristen last week, via KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune, and was instantly intrigued.
Originally hailing from Chicago, where she first began recording music at the age of 14, Tristen packed up after graduating from college and headed for Nashville to experience the city’s one of a kind music scene. That, and with such influencers as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Lou Reed, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, Tristen has effortlessly blended pop, rock, folk, and country to create a fresh and organic sound, which she describes as, “neo-traditionalist pop”. Her latest, Charlatans at the Garden Gate, is due for release February 1st, 2011, and I can already tell it will be in heavy rotation on my iPod.
Tristen is currently in the middle of a South East tour (check the dates here), ending December 4th in Nashville, with an in store 7″ release show at Grimey’s New and Pre Loved Music. Hopefully she’ll make it out West for some shows after Charlatans at the Garden Gate is released.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Tristen is offering up her Eager For Your Love 7″ for free download at her site, tristen.com.
The 7″ includes Eager For Your Love, Baby Drugs (KCRW’s Todays Top Tune aka the track that introduced me to Tristen), and Cheatin (previously unreleased b-side).
Want a physical copy of Eager For Your Love 7″ and tour poster? Leave a comment with your favorite Tristen track and a winner will be randomly selected on 12/15 at 12pm.