Tristan Omand’s hard-learned brand of folk songwriting is brimming with stories of offbeat characters, road-worn personal experience, and a healthy dose of subtle humor to even things out. His acoustic guitar style sets a sparse backdrop to distinctly American songs and stories, and his approach to lyricism owes as much to John Steinbeck as to John Prine.
For nearly ten years Tristan has been performing throughout the east coast as a solo act blending old country, blues, and folk while developing a picking style and lyrical delivery all his own. He has released four solo albums, two of which are available on vinyl, with a live record on the way in 2017. With close to a dozen solo tours under his belt, Tristan has performed throughout 23 US states and has had the honor of opening for artists such as John Fullbright, Livingston Taylor, Audra Mae, Dan Blakeslee, The Figgs, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Heather Maloney, Tim Barry, Tan Vampires, Larry & His Flask, Brownbird Rudy Relic, Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, and many more. Just barely 30 years old, Tristan has been a devoted guitar player and music fan since age 9 and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.