Tristen, Molly Sullivan
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
10pm, Free, 21+
The mononymous singer hailing from Nashville, Tenn., released 2011’s Charlatans at the Garden Gate and 2013’s CAVES to critical acclaim. The folk-oriented Charlatans earne
Tristen has been singing since she could speak, and writing and recording her own songs since she was a teenager. Now an established touring musician with finely tuned chops and a knack for lashing exceptional melodies to her singularly poetic lyrics, she travels with a practiced backing trio of top-notch Nashville sidemen. Together, they bring Tristen’s lush, expertly crafted arrangements to life, giving the singer room to brandish her outsized vocals and win audiences with her powerful stage presence – performances that channel the rock ’n’ roll eclecticism of David Bowie and the creative prowess of Dolly Parton.
In 2016, Tristen released her first book of poetry, Saturnine, a collection of 18 poems that span from the “green carpet hills by San Francisco” to the “cold hard streets of Chicago” and brim with a kaleidoscope of characters.
Tristen’s third record, Sneaker Waves “abounds in toothsome melodies and glistening layers of guitar and synth” (NPR) and was released on July 7, 2017 via .Modern Outsider