(Nashville, TN) – May 7, 2008 – With experiences such as touring the world, recording with renowned producers and selling millions of records, one would think they have it all. But Jason Truby knew he had to stay true to himself.
Get To Know Jason Truby
You may know the name Jason Truby from his days in the band Living Sacrifice or as part of P.O.D., when he joined the group back in 2003. But this famed guitarist, once mentored by Phil Keaggy and who has since graduated to be his peer and friend, has been writing and performing music for eighteen years and teaching himself every step along the way.
After four years of songwriting and recording with P.O.D. (Testify, 2006; Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years, 2006; The Warriors EP, Volume 2, 2005; and Payable On Death, 2003), Truby decided to continue his musical career on his own, pursuing his own writings based out of his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. With a unique musical palate geared more toward classical and jazz/fusion flavorings, this self-taught guitarist is heavily influenced not only by legends such as Keaggy but also by Pat Metheny, Radiohead, Michael Hedges, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Stanley Jordan, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, U2, Wes Montgomery, to name a few.
Ready to share his individual and distinctive musical talents with the world, Truby wrote and released his first solo instrumental project, String Theory, in 2006 during the same time P.O.D.’s Testify was hitting the airwaves and store shelves. String Theory, a very introspective project, easily exhibited Truby’s diversity as a writer. This experience allowed him to perform for the very first time as a solo artist at Denver’s Guitar Festival in the fall of 2006, where he shared the stage with Keaggy as well as Glassharp. It was at the end of that year where Truby followed his calling to be home and pursue a solo career full time.
With even more songs to share with his fan base, Truby wrote and produced Waiting On The Wind, his second instrumental project that released this past November. He is now preparing for his first solo vocal project, slated to release later this year.
Upon describing his distinctive solo compositions, Truby explains, "I believe that art and music should speak for itself. The more innovative and creative, the stronger the impact. For me to attempt to define what is beyond words would in turn defeat the point of the music itself.”
Truby continues, “These sounds are designed to touch each one of us in a different way. It is my opinion that we let the music define itself in the way each of us receives it. Music is merely a voice given to express the human emotion where words cannot.”
Through His Musical Career
Along with his numerous other accolades, Truby has been featured in such publications as Christian Musician, USA Today, Blender, Spin, Rolling Stone, Relevant, and CCM. He also appears in John Schroeder’s book “Between The Strings,” a book compiled of guitar legends’ stories where he shares the pages alongside Les Paul, B.B. King, Peter Frampton and Chet Atkins, among others.
While part of P.O.D., Truby and the band co-wrote the single “Sleeping Awake,” the title track to the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack (2003), which sold over one million copies nationwide. They were also featured on the Passion of the Christ soundtrack for their penned song, “Truly Amazing.” The album Payable On Death, co-written by the band, went gold in the U.S. and sold one million copies worldwide. This project also featured the instrumental song “Eternal,” written and performed by Truby along with Keaggy.
Jason Truby, his wife and their three children reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is managed by Brian Skaggs of Narrow Road Management, based near Little Rock. He has recently signed with booking agency Street Level Artists Agency, who also represent such artists as Keaggy, Michael Card, Ashley Cleveland, Chris Rice, and many more.
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