With her warm, guileless vocals and earnest, evocative songwriting, Tristen has emerged as a truly individual talent, bridging genres and emotions to create a distinctive sound all her own. The Nashville-based songstress’ American Myth debut, Charlatans At The Garden Gate, is an ambitious and impassioned collection of finely honed modern pop, rich with exquisite arrangements and a remarkably intuitive lyrical approach. Weaving classic country, traditional rock ‘n’ roll, and reflective singer/songwriter balladry, songs such as the elegiac “Baby Drugs” and the spectral folk-tinged “Battle of the Gods” display an exceptional new artist opening herself to the world through heartfelt melodies and glorious hooks.
Now she is back and will be playing The Chapel on October 19th. She'll be releasing her new album CAVES a few days before via her own Pupsnake Records.
CAVES was mixed by famed New Order, Pet Shop Boys and OMD producer Stephen Hague and is a departure from her critically acclaimed debut Charlatans At The Garden Gate, featured on NPR's "All Things Considered", named one of the "Top 50 Albums" of 2011 by American Songwriter, and the #1 Local Album of the year by the Nashville Scene among much other positive attention.
While that record drew more inspiration from folk-pop and alt-country, CAVES is firmly planted in the synth-pop/dance world.
“She’s been Nashville’s best-kept secret, but this single-named chanteuse is poised for bigger and better things with the recent release of her sprightly new album of baroque folk-pop. “Charlatans at the Garden Gate’’ glimmers with traces of Neko Case, the Shangri-Las, and maybe just a touch of Loretta Lynn.
– The Boston Globe
"With or without Tristen's acute capacity to portray relationships and ideology gone wrong, Charlatans is a musical document billowing over with rich, vintage hues and irrepressible hooks, her reverence for the lions of pop music and confident sense of self all meted out in the same breath."-Nashville Scene
"This week, with the release of her confident debut, Tristen reminds us just what it was we loved about her to begin with."- Paste
"She brings a blossoming pop sensibility to her witty, not-as-sweet-as-it-seems country."
-Wall Street Journal
Saturday October 19
9:00 PM • Doors: 8:00 PM
$20 adv / $22 door