Vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond.
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True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. TLT's improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from far-flung lands such as Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine and the American South. Featuring the powerful vocal talents of three dynamic performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, this Bay Area trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music that lends itself to three-part vocal harmony, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles.
True Life Trio is currently working on their first full-length recording, Like Never and Like Always, scheduled for release at the end of 2015. Like Never and Like Always is a collaboration with string virtuoso Gari Hegedus and was originally commissioned by the East Bay Fund For Artists with premiere performances in November of 2014. This ambitious and exciting recording project is being produced by Eric Oberthaler (www.soundsliketree.com) and was recorded by David Luke at Opus Studios in Berkeley, CA. True Life's Trio debut EP Home is available on cdbaby.
True Life Trio is: Leslie Bonnett: voice, fiddle, percussion, Briget Boyle: voice, guitar, percussion, Juliana Graffagna: voice, accordion, percussion
Lily Storm sings traditional folk songs from many lands. She has been a member of Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, appearing on numerous national broadcasts, and touring nationally and internationally. She also performs solo, and with many Bay Area favorites, including accordionist Dan Cantrell. She holds degrees in music and math, and finds immense fulfillment in teaching children and adults to find their own voices and musicianship. She is currently completing her second album Like Spring Flowers: Folk Lullabies of Old Europe.Special Guest: Lily Stor