Tristen On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Tristen is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist.

Rachel Briggs


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Growing up in Chicago and listening to The Beatles, a non-stop stream of oldies, and her musician father, Tristen Gaspadarek developed an affinity for song-writing at a young age.

After college, she moved to Nashville, a city overflowing with musical influences and inspirations. It was there she threw herself into making music — passing out EPs in hand-sewn covers and playing an endless stream of shows.

As she put it, "People come out of the woodwork here. If you're playing shows and you're any good, people want to be involved and want to help you. Everybody's here for the same reason, to make great records."

Her debut full-length, Charlatans at the Garden Gate, coming on the heels of a highly praised EP, has been garnering fans from all corners. Full of folk-pop hooks, sometimes sparse instrumentation, and no shortage of supporting artists (one source puts it at 40), this is not an album — or artist — to miss.



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