True Life Trio at the Monkey House in Berkeley
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

True Life Trio at the Monkey House in Berkeley

We are excited to announce a show at the Monkey House in Berkeley in Berkeley on September 6. Join us!

Doors at 7, show 7:30 PM
Tickets: sliding scale $15-$20
email to reserve seats: monkeyhouse.seats@gmail.com

“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

Since its inception in 2010, True Life Trio has enchanted audiences all across the West. Their concerts take audiences on a borderless journey through the villages of Ukraine, the mountains of Bulgaria and Louisiana’s Cajun country, demonstrating the beauty, power and diversity of vocally driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. TLT honors these traditions while adding their own unique spin via innovative arrangements and folk-inspired compositions. The trio’s fiery and supple vocals bridge musical worlds and deliver them right to the listeners’ ears.

http://www.truelifetrio.com/epk

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Half Moon Bay: Moon Mothers Nursery One Year Anniversary Celebration
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Half Moon Bay: Moon Mothers Nursery One Year Anniversary Celebration

Join True Life Trio in celebrating Moon Mothers Nursery (formerly Pardini's) One Year Anniversary!

Since its inception in 2010, True Life Trio has enchanted audiences with their powerful harmonies. Their concerts take audiences on a borderless journey through the villages of Ukraine, the mountains of Bulgaria, Louisiana’s Cajun country, and beyond, demonstrating the beauty, powerdemonstrating the beauty, power and diversity of vocally driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. TLT honors these traditions while adding their own unique spin via innovative arrangements and folk-inspired compositions. The trio’s fiery and supple vocals bridge musical worlds and deliver them right to the listeners’ ears.

Concert from 2-4 PM

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 Port Townsend, WA - Singing Workshop
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Port Townsend, WA - Singing Workshop

Eastern European Harmonies & Vocal Technique Singing Workshop

Explore the unique harmonies, rhythms, vocal production and ornamentation of traditional women’s vocal music from Eastern Europe. Be prepared to drone, create gorgeous harmonies, and resonate from your head to your toes.

$20

Reservations: truelifetrio@gmail.com

Address provided with reservation

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Portland, OR - Singing Workshop
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Portland, OR - Singing Workshop

Eastern European Harmonies & Vocal Technique Singing Workshop

Explore the unique harmonies, rhythms, vocal production and ornamentation of traditional women’s vocal music from Eastern Europe. Be prepared to drone, create gorgeous harmonies, and resonate from your head to your toes.

Beaverton area. Address provided with reservation

Reservations: truelifetrio@gmail.com

$20

Fragrance free, please!

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Singing Workshop with TLT, Santa Fe, NM

Eastern European Harmonies and Vocal Technique with True Life Trio

Come explore the unique harmonies, rhythms, vocal production and ornamentation of traditional women’s vocal music from Eastern Europe. Be prepared to drone, create gorgeous harmonies, and resonate from your head to your toes. This workshop will be led by Leslie Bonnett, Briget Boyle, and Juliana Graffagna, veteran vocalists with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and current members of True Life Trio.

Pomegranate Studios
1935 Warner Ave.
Santa Fe, NM

 

 

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May
19
7:30 PM19:30

TLT & Evet, Santa Fe, NM

Such a treat to play with our friends in Evet!
San Miquel Chapel
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

TLT & Sevda Choir, Santa Fe, NM

So excited to share a concert with Sevda Choir!
San Miquel Chapel
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM

 

 

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True Life Trio & Ghost Note Ensemble at the Back Room in Berkeley
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

True Life Trio & Ghost Note Ensemble at the Back Room in Berkeley

https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2017/9/15/true-life-trio-and-ghost-note-ensemble

True Life Trio weaves sumptuous vocal harmonies and sultry rhythms 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 Macedonia, Louisiana, Albania, Ukraine, Poland, Italy and Georgia. Featuring the powerful vocal talents of three dynamic performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, the trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles to create its own unique sound.  

The result is a sweet, sonic explosion that melts in the listener’s ear. Since its inception in 2010, TLT has enchanted audiences from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Pacific Northwest. Performances include the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, The California Christmas Revels, the Berkeley World Music Festival and collaborations with Portland’s Aurora Chorus, The Knights of Revery, Edessa, MWE and NYC’s Black Sea Hotel. In 2014, True Life Trio was awarded a grant from the East Bay Community Foundation Fund for Artists to create a performance piece on memory.  Inspired by this commissioned work, TLT released its first full-length recording, Like Never & Like Always in 2015.

Like Never & Like Always is a collaboration with instrumentalist Gari Hegedus and sound designer Eric Oberthaler. True Life Trio features Leslie Bonnett (voice, fiddle, percussion), Briget Boyle (voice, guitar, percussion), and Juliana Graffagna (voice, accordion, percussion).

"True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey...each song is a small auditory work of art meant to be intently listened to."  - Ginger Murray, SF Weekly 

Ghost Note Ensemble was founded in 2012 at Klezcalifornia's Yiddish Culture Festival. Since its inception, Ghost Note has sought to weave the musical threads of the Hungarian, Moldavian, Ukrainian, and Jewish folk traditions into a tuneful time-traveled tapestry, a requiem for borders of future past. A Ghost Note concert is then much like a musical tour through the times and places of our lost worlds, with the ghosts of song coming alive to dance and sing, in the fullest joy and sorrow, once again. Ghost Note Ensemble features Travis Hendrix on bass, Jack Hanley on mandolin, furulya, and poyk, Mattias Kaufmann on button accordion, and Joshua Laurenzi on fidl and furulya.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

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