Submitted by Stanley Greenthal
The Lopez community will have a rare opportunity to hear vocal music ranging from Bulgaria to the Bayou! Since its inception in 2010, True Life Trio performs a mix of a cappella songs and tunes accompanied by fiddle, guitar, accordion and percussion. The trio sings in more than ten languages, interweaving translations, tales of their travels and background stories that bring to life their passion, joy and humor in singing together. Their fiery and supple harmonies 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 vocal folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. TLT adds their own unique spin with innovative arrangements and original folk-inspired compositions. True Life Trio is Leslie Bonnett- voice, fiddle, percussion; Briget Boyle- voice, guitar, percussion; and Juliana Graffagna- voice, accordion and percussion. All three members sang with the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble for many years.
True Life Trio performs at Center Church, 312 Davis Road, on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by sliding scale donation of $15–$20 at the door. Samples of their music and videos are on their website, www.truelifetrio.com. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.