A native of South Side Chicago turned longtime Nashville resident, Tristen has released two critically acclaimed solo records – 2011's Charlatans at the Garden Gate and 2013's Caves – and toured extensively as a member of Jenny Lewis' backing band. The folk-oriented Charlatans earned her praise as "Nashville's best-kept secret" (The Boston Globe), and the more synth-pop-oriented Caves featured "tales of greed, alienation and heartache, made poignant but never saccharine by their electronically enhanced surroundings" (Nashville Scene).
Now an established touring musician with finely tuned chops and a knack for lashing exceptional melodies to her singularly poetic lyrics, she travels with a practiced backing trio of top-notch Nashville sidemen. Together, they bring Tristen's lush, expertly crafted arrangements to life, giving the singer room to brandish her outsized vocals and win audiences with her powerful stage presence – performances that channel the rock 'n' roll eclecticism of David Bowie and the creative prowess of Dolly Parton.
Her third album, Sneaker Waves, will be released in the Summer of 2017 via Modern Outsider Records.