Congrats to Tristen whose new album, Sneaker Waves, is getting great reviews (thanks in no doubt to her vintage Epiphone Casino).  Tristen was recently named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know though her album --as Sun Records' Sam Phillips might have said--all over the road with moments of pop, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Visit Tristen's website for tour details and read our fab new interview where Tristen talks about taking on the music business by becoming a part of it, rather than just a player.

"The sad part of the music business is if you have a team that doesn't work on it--you’re gonna get buried," Tristen told Epiphone.com.  "I just want people to hear my record. How can I get people to hear it? It takes a lot of moving parts, it’s a lot of work, and that’s why I like to focus on what I’m working on into an LP. There’s always a rumor of a trend. But what’s not a trend? Record collectors. These are the people that matter.

It’s hard to do it. We’re all distressed. No one is making any money. Everyone is financially burdened.  How am I gonna finance my next project? That’s all I care about. I have a great team of people who are most passionate about music and that’s what’s most important to me.  I consider that to be a blessing."