Five SF Concerts to Put on Your Radar Now: Tristan Prettyman
By Chris Trenchard
January 28, 2013
People of SF — it’s a busy, busy week on the live music beat. Before we get to our top picks, be advised there are a mess of shows going down in and around the city over the next seven days: Muse at Oracle Arena (Monday), Ben Folds Five at The Warfield (Thursday), Dengue Fever at the Independent (Thursday), Geographer at the Fillmore (Thursday), The Who at Oracle Arena (Friday), Paul Oakenfold at Ruby Skye (Friday) and many, many more. Do your best to be in two places at once.
Tristan Prettyman, Great American Music Hall, Tuesday
From the easy-on-the-ears-and-eyes corner of the music world comes Tristan Prettyman, aka the singer-songwriter who was formerly engaged to Jason Mraz. In case you missed it, word on the street is the two recently split up after a lengthy on-again-off-again history. But that’s old news by now. Prettyman is currently thriving in mid-career mode and touring in support of her recent album Cedar + Gold, which she wrote in the wake of said break-up. It’s meaningful, heart-felt songwriting across the board. And did we mention she’s a former Roxy model?