Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tristan Prettyman has started her tour along with G. Love & Special Sauce in support of her new album entitled Hello. The album will be released April 15, 2008, on Virgin Records and is an appealing portrait of this freewheeling San Diego, CA, native as she narrates stories about her life, loves, and heartbreaks. “I really wanted the album to be a reflection of me,” Prettyman says. “If someone were to say, ‘Tell me about yourself,’ I would just hand them a copy of Hello and say, ‘Here, this is everything you need to know.'”

Now with Hello, Prettyman says she’s “stepped it up a notch,” chalking up the artistic leap between twentythree and Hello to the confidence that comes from incessant touring (“we were able to record pretty much everything live because I had toured for so long”) and just the passage of time. “I have grown so much in the last two years,” she says. “I’ve gone through so many changes and I think the album definitely reflects that. It’s more grown-up, and it just feels legit. I’ve never been more excited about anything in my life as I am with this record. It is so me.” [Tristan’s songs are] “salted with a bluesy defiance and her own throaty whisper, making these crank-up-the-volume choruses on songs like “Madly” all the tastier.” – Marie Claire.

VIDEO: “Madly”
Madly (Windows Media)
Madly (Quicktime)

March 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
March 20 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre
March 21 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
March 22 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
March 24 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 25 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
March 28 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
March 29 Aspen, CO Belly Up Tavern
March 30 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
April 1 Ames, IA Maintenance Shop
April 3 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
April 4 Chicago, IL Back Porch Stage @ House Of Blues
April 5 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues – Cambridge Room
April 7 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
April 9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 10 New York, NY Blender Theatre @ Gramercy
April 11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
April 12 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Café
April 15 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
April 17 Orlando, FL The Social
April 18 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
April 19 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
April 20 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
April 22 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theater
April 24 New Orleans, LA The Parish
April 25 Houston, TX Meridien Small Room
April 26 Austin, TX Stubb’s Indoors
April 27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues – Cambridge Room

1. Hello
2. Echo
3. California Girl
4. Madly Madly
5. Blindfold
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

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