Nashville, TN

Pop savant, Tristen, a mononymous singer-songwriter, musician and beloved member of Nashville's underground scene, is known for her "knack for penning an infectious hook" (Entertainment Weekly). She has released three albums to critical acclaim: “Charlatans at the Garden Gate” (2011), “CAVES” (2013), and “Sneaker Waves,” which was released last year via Austin label Modern Outsider. Tristen also performed as a member of Jenny Lewis's live band in 2015.

Rolling Stone describes “Sneaker Waves” as having "Nilsson-worthy power balladry." NPR illuminates the album as "bursting with great melodies and hooky arrangements that tickle the ear and won't leave your brain alone.” It continues to say, “Vintage keyboards or retro-modern guitar parts enhance Tristen's sometimes fantastical, often hilarious, always perceptive vignettes about complicated relationships, artistic ambition, and the ever-present shadow of mortality.” A serenade with a bite, Tristen's live band features her husband and collaborator who co-produced “Sneaker Waves,” Buddy Hughen, on jangly and sometimes shredding electric guitar, as well as a rotating cast of Nashville's finest as her rhythm section.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 4:55 PM - 5:45 PM at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley Courtyard
Friday August 2nd from 1:50 PM - 2:40 PM at Jones Park - MAIN STAGE
Friday August 2nd from 8:15 PM - 9:05 PM at Chadwick's
Saturday August 3rd from 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM at The Alley Project at The History Museum
Saturday August 3rd from 11:25 PM - 12:15 AM at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley Ballroom - MAIN STAGE