Longtime Epi fan and Casino devotee Tristen will be on tour with her band this spring starting March 11 in Chattanooga. The tour will take her to Missouri, Iowa, New York, Alabama, her old hometown of Chicago, and the SXSW Festival in Austin. Visit her website for details and read our recent interview about her latest album, Sneaker Waves.

"Oh--the Casino! I just love it. I can’t play another guitar. Guitar and pianos are my main songwriting instruments…I'm not trying to be massively successful. I’m trying to make something I like and communicate something to people that is important. And I think that will resonate.

I’m just trying to get my record in their hands. I don't think you need to go through those proper channels. They still exist and they're very powerful. But the internet has broken that wide open. But it’s actually more powerful to be respected by artists that broke through those channels. When those people like your music and share it, that’s more powerful than any traditional press outlet."