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Kenneth Trusler

Kenneth Trusler
Invermere, BC, Canada
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Roots Music, Folk Rock, Celtic
Kenneth Trusler
Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Planxty, Taj Mahal,


Ken was born in Fort Frances Ontario and is a member of Couchiching First Nation. He grew up in south central Ontario in the town of Peterborough. Kens love for music began as young as he can remember. Putting on old Walt Disney 45s and playing air guitar and hitting pillows as drum sets.
Ken studied piano in the Royal Consevatory Program until his early teens. For Kens grade 8 graduation he received his first electric guitar and began to take lessons on and off for a few years. Throughout high school he began to play the drums in the concert band. He also taught himself while he played in several garage bands.
During Kens university years, he was introduced to new musical instruments through open stages and traditional Bluegrass and Celtic Jam sessions in Peterborough. It was at these sessions he picked up the tenor banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and various percussion instruments.
Through Kens late teens and twenties, he played full time travelling to various venues for kids shows, weddings, pubs, retirement parties, Robbie Burns Day Celebrations and folk festivals etc.
After a 10 year hiatus, Ken moved to Moose factory, Ontario in the southern tip of James Bay. It was here that Ken faced some life-long demons that had been plaguing him for years. It was in Moose Factory he began playing again and recording some of the tunes he had learned over the years.
Ken spent 3 years in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. Here he has finished his second CD. The recording consisted of all originals most of which are instrumentals. The next 10 months Ken spent in Cranbrook where he began playing in the Church Worship group and at local retirement homes.
Ken now calls Invermere his home in the Columbia valley where he has performed locally at the market and various local festivals and celebrations. Many new projects are in the planning