Platinum selling singer-songwriter Christina Trulio brings a deceptively simple sophistication and emotional intimacy to her music using folk, jazz, and country influences to tell her stories. A native Californian, Christina has lived in the Chicago area for twelve years, having included a detour to Boston where she received a degree in composition from Berklee College of Music. Christina has always been a songwriter, with her first ASCAP composition for a film "The Boss's Son" at the age of 17. She has worked both on her own and collaborated with writers from around the world, including Rique Pantoja (Brazilian pianist with Milton Nascimiento), Don Grusin, Michael Severs (guitarist with Dolly Parton), and Kate Markowitz (vocalist with James Taylor). In the early '90s, she had a platinum selling single in Germany, 'Summer Dreamin''. Her music has been influenced by all the artists she's worked with from around the world, at Berklee, in L.A. and in Chicago, but especially by the singer/songwriters that were a part of the early L.A. music scene, where she performed at famous venues like McCabe's and The Troubador. Her newest release 'Cowboys and Brazilians' features her latest compositions as well as Chicago-area musicians. Christina is a great songwriter, and the music is acoustic twangy-roots music with a shot of Brazilian jazz.