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Podcast Episode #47: Tristen

We talked to Nashville songwriter, bandleader, entrepreneur, and activist Tristen Gaspadarek about her efforts to get out the vote and how she juggles a myriad of creative projects.

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In the spirit of the upcoming midterm election on November 6th, we talked to Nashville songwriter, band leader, entrepreneur, and activist Tristen Gaspadarek.

Tristen is a leader in the indie rock scene here in Nashville, and she’s also one of the co-founders of Please Vote Nashville, whose mission is to incentivize voting in our local culture by making it easy, creating ballot literacy, and creating social rewards for voting.

Not only has she been busy touring behind her latest album, Sneaker Waves, she’s also toured as a member of Jenny Lewis’ band, she’s helping co-write the next Vanessa Carlton record, and working on a new album of her own, not to mention preparing to be a new mom.

We talk to her about how she manages to juggle so many creative projects and why being engaged in the political process is so crucial. Your vote does make a difference, and not voting is a political act. Make sure you are counted on November 6th. Please vote!