Virgin Records singer-songwriter and guitarist Tristan Prettyman has just released her second album for the label titled, 'Hello'.
This collection of intimate, laid-back and tuneful confessional songs follows her mid-2005 Virgin Records debut album 'twentythree', and was recorded in London with the British producers and songwriters Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall) and Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt, Tunstall).
The highlight album track and first video, "Madly," is the iTunes Single of the Week starting Tuesday, April 15th, 2008.
With a gorgeous, organic sonic palette of finger-picked acoustic guitar, pedal-steel, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, and strings, 'Hello' is beautifully evocative of the influential country-blues and folk of The Band, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan.
Drawn to their "pure and uncontrived" music during her break following 2 1/2 years on the road behind 'twentythree', Prettyman says, "I think it made me write more bluesy songs." Early notice has come in from Marie Claire magazine, with praise of the album's "bluesy defiance," Tristan's "throaty whisper," and its "crank-up-the-volume choruses on songs like 'Madly.'"
3. California Girl
4. Madly Madly
6. Handshake Agreement
7. War Outta Peace
8. You Got Me
9. Don't Work Yourself Up
10. Just a Little Bit
11. Interview with Who
12. In Bloom
Tristan Prettyman - Hello on amazon.com
Having wrapped up national dates supporting G. Love and Special Sauce earlier in the year, Tristan Prettyman continues to play headline dates through Spring, 2008 (see details below). Prettyman is also looking forward to a unique series of volunteer beach cleanup and restoration events between May and August 2008, sponsored by the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation. She will join local residents on the beach and perform at a special end-of-day celebration.
Tristan Prettyman Spring 2008 tour dates:
Dates could be added or changed! Go to Tristan Prettyman's Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.
April 15, 2008 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley
April 17, 2008 Orlando FL The Social
April 18, 2008 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits
April 19, 2008 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic
April 20, 2008 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic
April 22, 2008 Birmingham AL WorkPlay Theater
April 24, 2008 New Orleans LA The Parish
April 25, 2008 Houston TX Meridien Small Room
April 26, 2008 Austin TX Stubb's Indoors
April 27, 2008 Dallas TX House Of Blues - Cambridge Room
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 2008 Event Dates:
May 31 Montauk, NY
July 12 Austin (Lady Bird Lake [formerly Town Lake]), TX
July 26 San Francisco (Ocean Beach), CA
August 23 TBD by online vote at Barefoot Beach Rescue
Photo credit: Sasha Eisenman