Barry Truter was born in India, lives in Vancouver, BC, and has been a
traveller for much of his life. His music and songwriting are influenced
by the places he has lived and worked including India, Fiji, USA,
England, Canada, and a spell at sea working on a tramp freighter.
Barry is a co-founder of the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop (GSGW), and
teaches guitar privately and at music camps in the Pacific Northwest.
He performs with Vancouver-based folk group Fraser Union. But above all
he loves to sing and jam with friends in the kitchen, on the ferry, in
a coffeehouse, at a music camp, on a protest march, at a sea festival
and wherever live music can be found. As he says, "May there always be
the joy of music in all our lives."
Barry's latest solo cd, "Traveller", consists of originals and
carefully selected covers reflecting his journeys, and supported by
guest appearances from some fine Vancouver musicians.