Bassist Norwood Fisher has always walked his own path; excited by the music and determined to avoid characterization of any kind, he has blazed a trail through modern music history. As a cofounder of the culture confounding band Fishbone, he and his bandmates single-handedly dashed small minds of their hopes to keep their stereotypes tidy. His energy is boundless as he collects people who just want to play music. His ongoing big – no giant- band Trulio Disgracias was started in 1987 because people just showed up and he said ‘let’s play.’
As the ringleader of an ever-evolving coterie of top-flight singers and players, Norwood leads Trulio Disgracias into outlandish performances of self-described ‘nuttness’. It’s a journey of lavish riffs, heart pounding one-drops and deep descending valleys resulting in a seamless, two-hour set.
The band has performed continuously with a revolving all-star lineup, combining powerhouse music veterans and up-and-coming stars on one stage. The Trulio family includes current and former members of Parliament/Funkadelic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Brains, Freestyle Fellowship, Spearhead, Weapons of Choice, Ozomatli, the Untouchables, Gap Band, Suicidal Tendencies, Slightly Stoopid, and of course, Fishbone.
As Trulio prepares to drop a new LP in 2020 featuring over 76 musicians, they’ve given us a taste of what’s to come with the first single – an extended and lush version of Sly Stone’s “If You Want Me To Stay.” Coming in at just over five minutes, the track highlights the pure talent and wizardry of the ensemble.