Room Full of Dreams
Troubadour, Tristan Israel, started performing his original music in and around the New York City area in the mid sixties. Over the years he has opened for the likes of Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeer and Ellen McILwaine. By the early seventies he joined forces with his brother Ron Israel when they both moved to Cambridge Massachusetts. They delighted New England coffee houses and bars as "The Penciltappers", with their original songs and unique style. The next decade brought Tristan to the Vineyard where he started a landscape business, got married and adopted a son. His journey has come full circle as he is now back writing and performing on Martha's Vineyard. His CD, "Room Full of Dreams" reflects the full range and versatility of his talent. From the very personal sentiments expressed in the song "Virginia" to the humor and wit of "Tularemia" and "Marilyn B." the listener is taken on a journey of many moods and styles. The title song "Room Full of Dreams #2" is about the off kilt, sometimes all consuming world of Internet Chat Rooms. "Right Wing Talk Show Host" is a biting comment on the stereotypical political jock heard on many talk radio stations. Tristan's guitar work is varied and unique. From Appalachian style finger picking to down home blues, he draws from his deep love of traditional American Folk Music. "Room Full of Dreams" is an innovative album and Tristan Israel is one of New England's best.