We’re kinda new to the Tristan Prettyman phenomena, but after learning she’s the cover girl for the next issue of FOAM (and having been told repeatedly that she’s the new music darling of action sports) we turned off Cannible Corpse for a few and had ourselves a listen. And she’s good. Better than good. In fact we dare say she’s the real deal. And apparently the entire world knew except for us. Very blusey / folksy (but not in that cry-baby coffee house way), Tristan is set to launch a tour through Japan later this month, but will head to the east coast later in June. She’s also slated to appear on Leno May 22. But lucky for us, T Dawg has set up a free download of some of her tunes from her current release Hello…XThank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.