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James Tristan Redding
James Tristan Redding
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James Tristan Redding is a singer-songwriter in the tradition of American narrative, putting poignant and sometimes whimsical lyrics to accessible, memorable me
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James Tristan Redding is a singer-songwriter in the tradition of American narrative songs, putting poignant and sometimes whimsical lyrics to accessible and memorable melodies. There was a lot more text written here, but then we noticed that there's a "Band History" portion farther down this page. So we'll spread out the information, as requested.
Band/artist history
Redding was raised in the mid-west by British parents, completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and proceeded to write, record, and tour as vocalist and guitarist for the indie alt.-country group Union Pulse (2002-2012). Now in his 30's, James has added the role of producer to the list of jobs he does well. With a home studio and over ten years of experience in the music industry, Redding is methodically building a catalog of original, solo material written and recorded on his own.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Live music performance is what I live for. I have a million stories. Come find me in person, ask me about them, I love to share. But bring stories of your own, to trade! Please.
Your musical influences
Adam Cohen Alice Peacock Alison Krauss Amos Lee Blake Thomas Bob Dylan Bob Schneider Bob Seger Bonnie Raitt Brandi Carlile Bruce Springsteen Cary Hudson Chris Isaak Citizen Cope Clem Snide Conor Oberst Counting Crows Cracker Danielle Brisebois Deana Carter Death Cab for Cutie Deftones Elizabeth Mitchell Elliott Smith Elvis Costello Emmylou Harris Eric Clapton Eva Cassidy Garth Brooks George Harrison Gillian Welch Glen Hansard Golden Smog Grant-Lee Phillips Howie Day Iron & Wine Jack White Jeff Buckley Jimi Hendrix Joe Henry John Lennon John Mayer John Prine Johnny Cash Joni Mitchell Kathy Mattea Kelly McFarling Lacy J. Dalton Leonard Cohen Liz Phair Loudon Wainwright III Lucinda Williams Lyle Lovett Mark Knopfler Mark Kozelek Marketa Irglova Missy Higgins Mumford & Sons Neil Young Old 97's Paul McCartney Pete Townshend Peter Mulvey R.E.M. Ray LaMontagne Robbie Robertson Roy Orbison Ryan Adams Son Volt Soul Asylum thayer sarrano The Avett Brothers The Band The Decemberists The J. Geils Band The Jayhawks The Rolling Stones The Wallflowers Thom Yorke Tom Waits Townes Van Zandt U2 Uncle Tupelo Wilco
What equipment do you use?
I play a Martin 000-15 parlor sized steel string acoustic guitar with (usually) 6 strings. I sing through a Shure SM-58 that someone amazing gave me. I record with an old Rode NT1 condenser microphone from Australia, an eBay find from a priest in Pennsylvania. My home recording interface is an Audio Kontrol 1 which I purchased from Music Go Round, and I use "Reaper" multi-track recording software on a MacBook Pro. I engineered, mixed, and produced my first album on my own, and Trevor Sadler mastered it.
Anything else?
Parakeet feat. Antelope rope. Centipede speed. Dinosaur lore. Whippoorwill bill. Octopi rye.
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