Truter was born in India
and has been a traveller for much of his life. His music and
songwriting are influenced by the places he has lived and worked
USA, England, Canada, and a spell at sea
working on a tramp freighter.
is a co-founder of the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, and teaches guitar privately and at music
camps in the Pacific Northwest. He can also be found
singing and jamming with friends in the living room, on the ferry, in a coffeehouse,
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."
2011, Barry released a solo CD, Traveller,
consisting of originals and carefully selected covers supported
by guest appearances from some fine musicians, including his
Fraser Union buddies, whom he met at the Vancouver Folk Song
Society many years ago. He looks forward to more years of
music-making with Fraser Union – making music that speaks to
life and the joy of living.