Christina Trulio - Singer/Songwriter

 

A native Californian, Christina now calls Chicago her home where she continues her career as a songwriter and guitar teacher, having included a detour to Boston where she received a degree in composition from Berklee College of Music. Christina has always been a songwriter, with her first ASCAP composition for the Bobby Roth film “The Boss’s Son” at the age of 17. She has worked both on her own and collaborated with writers from around the world, including Rique Pantoja (Brazilian pianist with Milton Nascimiento), Don Grusin, Michael Severs (guitarist with Dolly Parton), and Kate Markowitz (vocalist with James Taylor). In the early ’90s, she had a platinum selling single in Germany which was recently covered by Kelly Rowland in 2012. 

Her music has been influenced by all the artists she’s worked with from around the world, at Berklee, in L.A. and in Chicago, but especially by the singer/songwriters that were a part of the early L.A. music scene, where she performed at famous venues like McCabe’s and The Troubador.  Christina’s eagerly anticipated CD, Cowboys and Brazilians, has been completed and was officially released in January, 2012. The CD features her newest compositions and features Chicago-area musicians.  She currently lives in Evanston with her husband, their two children, and a dog named Angus, and has finally figured out how to survive the winter snow.