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
England, Canada, and a spell at sea as a sailor working on a tramp freighter.
is a co-founder of the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, and teaches guitar at music
camps in the
Pacific Northwest. But above all he loves to sing and jam with friends in the
kitchen, on the ferry, in a coffeehouse, at a music camp, on a
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.