It all started when...
TRISTEN BIRD Biography The story so far... A barren, dusty land stretches across the auditory stage, punctuated only by twisted saltbush, ancient rocks, and the dark figure of a stranger with a guitar. Like the archetypical Man With No Name of Western cinematic lore, Tristen Bird leads the journey through the Australian countryside, introducing many eclectic characters along the way.More Hank Williams than Clint Eastwood, Tristen shares his stories with the audience in a sincere and emotive manner, and welcomes players from across the musical divide to bring the tales to life. In Act 1 we see the release of Horse to Water, the debut album from the son of a country-folk musician, born in Adelaide, South Australia. Tristen moves to Melbourne, mixes his album with ARIA-winning producer Shane O’Mara, and features a duet with Abbie Cardwell (The Voice). He tours the album through 5 states, garnering radio airplay and favourable reviews, even securing a place in the top 10 new release list with Melbourne radio station Triple R. Reviews such as this line from music blogger Les Thomas: “Tristen Bird sets a very high standard with this debut slow burner of a release. If you’re ready for an album that’s gentle, intimate and lovingly crafted, Horse to Water may be just the thing.” A whirlwind few years have now past, and we continue the adventure with Tristen in Act 2, where he is zealously working on completing his next album, titled 'Yonder comes the sun'. The record features a who’s who of the Australian and American music scene and is currently under production with Grammy award - winning producer Matt Ross Spang (Jason Isbell, Margot Price, Chris Stapleton) on mixing duties in Memphis Tennessee. Ahead of the new album, Bird has released the first single titled 'Anywhere You Wanna Go' on a limited edition EP. Mixed by Spang at the renowned Sam Phillips recording service in Memphis utilising the studio's original echo chambers and plate reverbs. The EP also introduces Tristensstudio band 'The high county howl' featuring Muscle Shoals native Jimbo Hart on bass guitar (Jason Isbell and the 400 unit), drummer Clint Hyndman (Something for Kate) guitarist Stefan Hauk, violinist Xani Kolac (The Twoks), Hammond organist Liam Kealy, vocalist Michael Barclay (Paul Kelly) and a duet with Melbourne songstress Scarlett Mitchell. Yonder Comes The Sun The New LP from Tristen Bird Available 20.10.17 Far from trailing off into the sunset, Tristen’s play is just unfolding. He’s an artist who has many more stories to tell, and will continue to captivate Australian audiences with his heartfelt narrative for many, many years. www.tristenbird.com
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