TRISTAN OMAND – singer/songwriter - www.facebook.com/tristan.omand - www.tristanomand.com/TristanOmand - www.reverbnation.com/TRISTANOMAND
There are dark horses in everyone’s life. But existence isn’t steeped solely in the shadows. There is light around every corner. Whether or not one decides to walk toward that light is entirely up to the individual.
Finding light in today’s music scene is hard. A lot of the tunes released are watered down. They’re contrived. They’re soulless. There’s no appreciation for “what came before.” Self-entitlement looms large, which is not a positive thing. This sentiment is the dark horse of our society.
Tristan Omand is the opposite of this. His progression as a songwriter gets better each time he puts pen to paper, and voice to tape. His latest record, “Eleven Dark Horses,” is his most impressive effort to date. This is a man that appreciates music history. This is a man that knows the roots. This is a man that studies the past, learns from it, and betters his own being by channeling the lessons he’s acquired. Through this education he is becoming one of the absolute best voices on the roots/folk circuit. And when I say absolute, I mean absolute. He’s worked hard to get where he is.