Triana Presley – Songwriter
“Beautiful! Both the music and the lyrics are great. And Im really, really fussy about this stuff. I have very little patience for bad or trite or un-thoughtful lyric writing. Triana has such a beautiful way with words. Her lyrics really paint a picture.” – Jennifer Lee, Musician and Performer
Triana’s songs have been described as a blend of contemporary folk, pop americana, and west-coast rock, with an own old-soul, poetic edge that adds a personal and deeply authentic touch.
The Great American Song Contest “appreciate[d] the poetic aspects” of Triana’s lyrics, praising her songs for their “good structure” and “strong melodic elements.”
While attending Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, she continued her musical education in and out of class. She worked at a start-up entertainment company, Moscow 57, while enrolled full time in college. Immersed in the New York City music scene, she gained first-hand experience in professional songwriting, music promotion, and artist management, as her work included the crafting of a budding record label, and producing live shows. Continuing to write songs and perform her material at small venues around New York City, Triana garnered many positive reviews, sharing the stage with artists such as Kayte Grace, Cleve Douglass, Cici James, and Ellen Kaye.
After graduating from college, Triana is now pursing songwriting with more vigor than ever before, recording her second demo, Dirt Road Waiting, with the help of Ben Bernstein at Petting Zoo Studios.
Triana is a member of The West Coast Songwriters (http://westcoastsongwriters.org/).