Rathangan, County Kildare
Rathangan singer-songwriter, Tristan Carroll started playing guitar at the age of 11 and has become inseparable from the instrument ever since!
Tristan played electric guitar in cover bands in the Kildare area, until discovering artists like Newton Faulkner, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee etc, who used the body of the acoustic guitar to create a whole new set of musical sounds, and deciding "that's what I want to do!" It is this modern fingerstyle approach to guitar that forms the basis for many of Tristan's songs, coupled with a fondness for music that grooves and an ear for melodic hooks.
"Nice playing man!" - Newton Faulkner
"Continue to do what you are doing as success for you is imminent" - Ken and Carl from Relish
"Tristan Carroll is an integral part of the world of slappy-tappy acoustic abuse" - Elliott Morris