True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond, featuring veteran vocalists from legendary Bay Area groups Kitka and Brass Menazeri. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. 

Photo by april renae

Photo by april renae


“They bring the world. Via gorgeous harmonies, the East Bay’s True Life Trio travels through a wide spectrum of styles and traditions….Whenever they raise their voices in song, True Life Trio uplifts the listener, regardless of the song’s subject matter or language.” — Paul Freeman. The Daily News, Bay Area News Group

“True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey that gives a timely immediacy to the enduring spirit that originally inspired the songs.”
Ginger Murray, SF Weekly, from a review of Home

“The blend of harmonies touches my soul.” — Cynthia Sutko, audience member