Idaho-raised and Pacific Northwest-based singer-songwriter Sam Tru has a compelling
style all her own. Blending sounds, breaking rules, and crossing genres, Tru possesses a
voice that is at the same time both new and familiar. Drawing on influences in Jazz, Soul,
Pop and R&B, her incredible vocal talents have been showcased throughout the West
opening for artists such as the legendary Gladys Knight, and Amy Vachal, performing at the
Portland Jazz Festival, the Monterey ‘Next Generation Competition,’ the Festival at
Sandpoint, the Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival, the Treefort Music Festival, and in
support of artists like Liz Vice, Jeff Baker, Biddadat, and others.
Sam Tru’s debut album ‘Cycle' featuring Grammy Winning bassist Clark Sommers,
pianist Justin Nielsen, guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, and drummer Matt Carroll reached #1
on Amazon’s Top 100 New Releases, and was played on over 200 radio stations across
the globe. The impact of the release culminated as ‘Cycle’ made the Nominating Ballot
for the 2021 GRAMMY Awards in multiple categories including Album of the Year, Best
New Artist and Song of the Year.