Trunzo’s Maine country songs influenced by decade running a food bank farm

Sara Trunzo, Wayne Delano Jazz to take Summer Nights’ stage

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BELFAST — Singer songwriter Sara Trunzo and The Wayne Delano Jazz Quartet will perform Thursday, August 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on the Belfast Summer Nights’ stage  The concert will be held at The Belfast Commons Park (Miller/Front Street) in Belfast and is free to the public. 

Sara Trunzo’s Maine-grown country songs are influenced by the decade she spent running a food bank farm, where she helped get local produce into the kitchens of her rural neighbors who were living in poverty. Her time in farm fields, on fishing boats, and at community meetings and food pantry warehouses in Maine adds wrinkles to the faces of the portraits she paints and compassionate realism to the stories of these individuals and the land and relationships that sustain them.

Trunzo delivers each song with nuance, both lyrically and melodically, and the credibility of someone who is intimately aware of the stories she tells, according to Summer Nights, in a news release.

“Imprinted on the timbre of her strong, plaintive voice are the hardships and resilience of the people she has lived among and served – and hopes that she continues to serve through her songs,” said Nights.

Her no-frills, no-nonsense lyrics cut to the bone of the struggles of rural people in the Northeast. Her album is a real and redemptive portrayal of adversity, whether it be economic, as with “Food and Medicine,” or with regard to harassment and personal safety, as with “Wishbone.” But it is also a celebration--of small, simple pleasures, hard work, supportive community, and fierce independence.

In addition, The Wayne Delano Jazz Quartet, made up of musicians Wayne Delano, Ezra Rugg, David Clarke, and Richard Hollis (of the Boneheads) will present Jazz Standards and originals of the 40s 50s 60s.

Concert is free, though donations will be accepted in the hat. Bring your own chair and picnic. Please no dogs in the concert area.

For more information call: 322-7123

Event Date: 

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Commons Park

Address: 

Miller and Front streets
Belfast  Maine
United States