Kim Trusty hails from Media, Pennsylvania. Her foray into
songwriting started at a young age and eventually brought her to
New England to study songwriting at the Berklee College of
Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was referred to as
"the girl with the golden voice." She has spent the last three
decades residing in Providence Rhode Island refining her musical
skills, crafting, and branding her own style of Jazz, R&B, Blues
and original music. Trusty's reputation has moved well beyond
the Ocean State as a consummate technician, vocalist, lyricist,
She is also known for her work in the community. Trusty has
worked with kids from diverse backgrounds, teaching elementary
school music, primarily working with African Americans and
Latinos. She helped start Providence's first school for the Arts
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts which opened its doors
in September of 2010.
The following year, Trusty was asked to sing the National
Anthem at Governor Lincoln Chafee's inauguration. She has
performed as an actress playing the role of Rosue in When
Mahalia Sings from 2010-2012. She is currently working with a
screenwriter to tell her amazing story as a black lesbian artist,
educator, stroke and cancer survivor.
Trusty draws on Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Improvisation, Soul
and Roots, bringing her life, heart and work experiences into
unforgettable and unique performances. Her talent, presence
and warmth combine to invariably bring an audience to its feet
time and again and develop community whether in the classroom
or on the stage.
Trusty's depth of talent transcends customary expectations,
whether performing with a guitar, piano or a full band. Her voice
wraps up the listener in sultry surround sound from the first note
and instantly makes it clear that there's nothing better than full
immersion in the Kim Trusty Music vibe.