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True Life Trio in the Mission - Global vocal, accordion and strings harmonies from Europe and the American South

True Life Trio in the Mission - Global vocal, accordion and strings harmonies from Europe and the American South

Mission District, SF

Fri, April 5, 2024 6:30 PM, PDT

Pay the musicians
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Ania M. Superhost

True Life Trio’s singing exudes untamed joy. They met in Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and soon found their affinity extended beyond Balkan music to the far reaches of Europe and America. Their music is an elixir of ancient traditional songs made new, tasty choral arrangements and inspired original compositions. They have been enchanting audiences in their San Francisco Bay Area home and all across the West for more than a decade with their finely-honed, heart-centered, "concert hall meets front porch" performances.

True Life Trio has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Real Vocal String Quartet, Black Sea Hotel, Honey Whiskey Trio, Gari Hegedus, Faisal Zedan, Edessa, Dunava, Duo Kel-Mo, Chimera, Aurora Chorus, Ghost Note Ensemble and Nevenka Folk Ensemble with Tzvetanka Varimezova. They performed for SheSings Vocal Festival and the Jewish Music Festival at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage and were featured artists with the California Revels.

Traditional Repertoire

Global vocal harmonies from Europe and the American South

Will open at 6:30 and concert will begin at 7 PM. we will also have set up so that we can have a potluck if people want to hang out later and have some food and drinks.

If you want to stay for the potluck, please bring something to share, a place setting (camping for fancy, whatever you prefer). We will have some tables set up and bring items for the potluck.

The venue is a historic SF building originally built as a church and has been a center for Polish Community since 1926 and hosts variety of community groups from daycare, Scottish dancer, Blues, Mission swing, and others. The club’s mission is to serve as a center for the propagation of Polish culture, art, language, and community.

There is bicycle parking on the street in front of the club. There are two parking garages nearby. California parking on Mission between 19th and 20th and Mission Bartlett garage on 21st between Mission and Valencia. 24th St.,, Bart Station is also with a short walking distance. Folsom Street, Mission Street buses on nearby.

What's the music?

True Life Trio Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Violin

True Life Trio’s music is all about harmony. The fiery voices of these three women spin and interweave, traveling from Ukrainian village tunes, to Greek polyphony to Louisiana two-steps. Bulgaria to the Bayou. On paper, it’s an unlikely combination but in person, it feels just right.

Like the rugged mountains, tangled love and legends about which they sing, TLT shows are full of stories and passion. Interspersed with gorgeous vocal performances are tales of their travels and song collecting that bring immediacy to each tune and envelop their audiences in a knowing, warm embrace. You don’t have to speak all of the myriad languages in which TLT sings to be transported to other worlds with them–they bring you right along.


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