MP3 TRU - I'm Not Through Dreaming
Acoustic vocal music with r&b and rock influences that explores a world of private moods and inner secrets.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Power-folk, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
The music on Tru''s debut cd, "I''m Not Through Dreaming", is a subtle yet powerful juxtaposition of acoustic folk, r&b, and rock influences that create a world of sonic longing and reflection. All instruments and voices are played, sung, and mixed by Tru as well! His lyrics take the listener on a journey to that place of inner secrets that we sometimes visit, but rarely stay. This music is haunting, yet intimate, reminiscent of Seal and James Taylor.
Tru (born Anthony Michael Peterson in St. Louis MO) began playing guitar at the age of 12. At 13, he received a scholarship to the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. He began teaching at the age of 14!
Tru entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, earning a degree and becoming one of the youngest members of the faculty a year after graduation.
After three years on the faculty at Berklee, Tru left Boston and moved to Brooklyn, New York. While hustling for gigs, Tru became a member of the Black Rock Coalition, which led to alliances with such cutting edge musicians as Vernon Reid and Michelle Ndegeocello. At the same time, he began working in the New York jazz scene with such artists as Oliver Lake and Ronald Shannon Jackson.
During this period Tru began teaching guitar privately and honing his craft as a songwriter, placing songs for producer Andre Harrell on Atlantic Records, and director Spike Lee for Columbia records.
While working in New York, Tru became involved with performing and recording projects with Peter Gabriel, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, and Cassandra Wilson. Tru also managed to have a private one-on-one session with guitar legend George Benson!
In December of 2004, Tru, on the strength of his cd release, became one of eight chosen members to perform at the annual performance event given at the end of every year given by NARAS (National Association for the Recording Arts and Sciences)!
In the summer of 2005,Tru began touring America and Europe with vocalist Lizz Wright. When not touring, Tru teaches the Advanced Songwriting and Arranging for Producers Course at The Pyramind Intstitute for Digital and Audio Studies in San Francisco (go to https://www.tradebit.com), his own children''s band program, "I Dare You to make Music!", in Oakland, CA, and performs regularly with his band at Bistro Yoffi in San Francisco.
Tru has also recently begun performing in his "Solo House Concert Series", in which he performs in the homes of fans throughout the country (For more info. go to https://www.tradebit.com)!
Through all these experiences, Tru has absorbed and continues to absorb many lessons in the nuances of crafting a song and placing it within the listener''s mind and heart...
On this cd, you, the listener have found a new friend who welcomes you across the threshold of the doorway to the soul-