- Jason Truby
Infobox musical artist
| | Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist | Instrument =
Name = Jason Truby
Born = U.S.
Genre = Rock acoustic classical
jazz-fusion Christian metal Heavy metal
Living Sacrifice(1989-1997) P.O.D.(2003-2006) Solo Career 2006-present
Gibson Les PaulStandards Charis Acoustics Ryan Acoustics Guild-hollowbody Taylor Acoustics
Years_active = 1989-present
Jason Truby is an American
guitarist. He began his career in 1989 when he formed the highly influential band Living Sacrificeas its lead guitarist. Even though he was a founding member of the Arkansas-based band, he left Living Sacrifice in 1997 to spend time with his family. However, in 2003, P.O.D.needed a new guitarist after former band member Marcos Curielleft the band in a controversy. Truby was available at the time to assist them by playing guitaras a temporary replacement to record the band's hit single, "Sleeping Awake," and would become a full-time member soon afterward.
The band released its first album with Truby ("
Payable on Death") in November 2003, which was the first time the band discarded its rapcorestyle, which in turn faced much controversy. It went on to sell just over one million records worldwide. The second album the band released with Truby was "Testify", which was produced by Glen Ballard and released early 2006. He has performed with such greats as Phil Keaggy, David Beegle, Ashley Cleveland and her husband Kenny Greenberg, has been a guest performer with Phil Keaggy's band Glassharp at the first annual Denver guitar festival.
Truby typically plays
Gibson Les PaulStandards and SG live and in the studio. On his solo acoustic album entitled "String Theory" (2004), however, Truby recorded 24 instrumentaltracks, using a total of 19 different acoustic guitars. He typically plays Charis and Ryan acoustics.
His main influences in music are
John Coltrane, Monk, U2, G.G. Allin, Phil Keaggy, Wes Montgomery, Segovia, Jimi Hendrix, Bach, Pat Metheny, The Beatles, Brubeck, Stanley Jordan, Coldplay, and Radiohead, to name a few.
In a statement made by the band's manager on their Myspace page, it was officially announced, on
December 30, 2006, that Jason Truby had left P.O.D. He (Truby) wrote the following letter to the "Warriors":
Jason Truby here. First of all I want to clarify any questions concerning my involvement with P.O.D. I am no longer a member of P.O.D. I want to thank all of you for your support and love over the past four years. It has been an honor getting the opportunity to spend time with you and sharing music with you. My decision to depart as a member is personal and came before Marcos was considered. I believe in P.O.D. and will be a part of P.O.D forever. They are life long friends. As for myself, I've been working on a project with my good friend Phil Keaggy who is helping me with a vocal album, and also linking-up with Lance Garvin on some tunes as well. None the less, Thanks to all of you for the chance to be a part of this rally for the greater cause. Sometime you have to follow the wind even when you don't know where its leading. I pray the Most High will guide you in His unspeakable love. Good bye for now....
Forever grateful, Jason Truby
Truby completed his latest instrumental album, "Waiting on the Wind", and released it on Nov. 20, 2007. on his [http://www.jasontruby.com/ website] . The album as also recently released on
On July 26, 2008, Truby announced a second solo acoustic album, "Finding the Quiet", which is due out this fall. Truby also plans to release a vocal album sometime in the future.
* [http://www.jasontruby.com/ Official Jason Truby Website]
* [http://www.payableondeath.com/ Official P.O.D. website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/jasontrubyguitar Jason Truby on MySpace]
Now Jason is teaching guitar to people like Clare Penick the twin of eliza Penick
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