Photo by Anastasia Kuba.   True Life Trio is:   Leslie Bonnett: voice, fiddle, percussion ;  Briget Boyle: voice, guitar, percussion;   Juliana Graffagna: voice, accordion, percussion; Gari Hegedus:  tarhu, mandocello, pontic lyra, and oud.

Photo by Anastasia Kuba. True Life Trio is: Leslie Bonnett: voice, fiddle, percussionBriget Boyle: voice, guitar, percussion; Juliana Graffagna: voice, accordion, percussion; Gari Hegedus: tarhu, mandocello, pontic lyra, and oud.

TRUE LIFE TRIO & GARI HEGEDUS | True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. The group's improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from far-flung lands such as Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine and the American South.

True Life Trio recently completed their first full-length recording, Like Never and Like Always, which was on June 10, 2016. The album, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus, was originally commissioned by the East Bay Fund For Artists with premiere performances in November of 2014. This ambitious and exciting recording project was produced by Eric Oberthaler and was recorded by David Luke at Opus Studios in Berkeley, CA.

Like Never & Like Always traverses the ephemeral memories of a lifetime. Lush, cinematic, and universal, it is a full-immersion sonic experience to be devoured in one sitting.