There are those that sing. And then, there are those that shake the ground with
an energy that can only be described as a spiritual awakening. Tristan McIntosh is
that artist. Tristan’s unmistakable voice brings a power and intimacy that stretches all genres. Raw and deeply rooted, soulful, and vulnerable, the 20-year-old unapologetically wears her heart on her sleeve with insightful lyrics, haunting melodies, and magnetic performances.
Tristan’s musical path was carved in stone, beginning at the age of four, with
piano lessons. Her natural ability combined with her desire to learn quickly led to guitar and other instruments. The precocious child was so heavily influenced by her father’s 70’s record collection, that it set the tone and direction for how she saw love, loss, and life. Exposure to icons like Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, and Alicia Keys meant that Tristan never saw music as a cookie-cutter box, but rather an infinity pool with immeasurable depth. Moving to the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee with her military family at age eight, Tristan added country music to her repertoire, a genre she heavily covered during her American Idol appearances and for some time after. Most recently, her work as lead singer in the “Linda Ronstadt Experience” has not only pushed her vocal boundaries but given her a strong sense of direction when it comes to her sound and her career.
And now, she is on the verge of sharing her message of heartbreak and healing
with the world. Her first single, co-written with Producer Jamie Houston will be released in the next coming weeks. Packed with complex feelings wrapped up in colorful words paint pictures of hope through abandonment and growth from pain. The beauty of self-love and truth is unveiled throughout the hybrid of country, pop, R&B, and jazz. Through her music, Tristan creates meaningful conversations, turning strangers into friends, and building vital relationships that will continue to flourish for years to come.