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True Life Trio performs Global vocal, accordion and strings harmonies from Europe and the American South
Living room

True Life Trio performs Global vocal, accordion and strings harmonies from Europe and the American South

East Richmond Heights

Sat, March 16, 2024 7:00 PM, PDT

Pay the musicians
3 of 16 spots still available
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccination required (honor system)
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are recommended
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly event

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


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

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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