Join us for an intimate afternoon celebrating storytelling through song with local authors Kristina Olsen, Earle Peach, and Barry Truter. Listen to each author share their stories through song, followed by a panel discussion about their creative influences, crafting and catering to their muse, and promoting their work. The Q&A session will be followed by a jam between the three artists, and an opportunity for book sales and signing.
Barry Truter was born in India and has lived in Hong Kong, Fiji, U.S.A, Pakistan, England, and Canada. By turns a seafarer, IT professional, musician, and writer, he is a long-time member of music group Fraser Union, a co-founder of the Georgia Strait Music Camp, and a frequent instructor at music camps in the Pacific Northwest. He will be performing songs from his book Traveller: Stories and Songs in the Key of Connection.
Kristina Olsen has travelled the world to follow the path her success with music has taken her. A multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice she released her 15th musical recording, Sweet Stillness as well as published her first book They Paid Us in Tub Time, an e-book of travel stories with 20 songs embedded throughout the text. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Berklee College of Music in guitar and interdisciplinary studies.
Earle Peach is a singer, songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, teacher and performer. He leads choirs, plays or sings with a number of musical groups, chairs a community garden, hosts coffee houses and a singalong, is also politically active, and likes to garden, swim and ride his bike. Earle's book Questions to the Moon: Songs and Stories guides the reader through Earle’s musical life, and describes how music drives his social activism and his deep belief that “everyone has the right to create beauty.” Each section begins with a story by the author, followed by a group of songs that elaborate on the theme.