Truett Show Review
By Harriet Kaplan
Atlanta, Georgia-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Truett stormed the stage leaving a lasting impression based on his strong material and exciting showmanship. Truett’s opened for Ron Pope and The Nighthawks. They are label mates on Brooklyn Basement Records. Ron Pope is one of its founders. Truett released his debut single “Be Mine” in January. The song was co-written and produced by Pope. “Be Mine” was performed at the show along with a gritty cover of Elle King’s “Exes and Oh’s.” Truett’s brand of blues rock and soul leanings were powerful live. He takes from the best and incorporates a wonderful hybrid of musical influences together to create his own sound. Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Albert Collins and Howlin Wolf are part of that sonic jumbo. Truett is an outstanding guitarist who showed a lot visual flair. The audience was captivated by his dazzling and dynamic fretwork. Truett’s brief but memorable set whetted his fans’ appetite for more. They wildly cheered and applauded as the axe man left the stage.