Performing together since 1997, this duo consists of the husband and wife team of Danny and Linda Trusty. A guitar player for 55 years, Danny plays mandolin, claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, and several other instruments. He also has an artist endorsement from the Deering Banjo Company of California. Linda plays up-right bass, guitar, and autoharp. Both sing lead and harmony vocals and often switch parts on many of their songs.
They were recently honored at the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association’s Award Show, Danny as Guitar Player of the Year and Linda as Female Vocalist of the Year. They play acoustically in traditional styles of old-time, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and country. The Trustys create their own musical arrangements and have a unique style that is popular and well received at banquets, corporate gatherings, bluegrass festivals, fairs, churches, and various other venues in the Southeastern United States. They also perform numerous shows in prisons in Mississippi and Louisiana, and work with Freedom Ministries.
The Trustys have released four CD’s, “Reaching for Your Hand” recorded in 2001, “Creatures, Characters, & Celestial Celebrations” recorded in 2003, “Ain’t Nothing as Good as You” recorded in 2005, and a Gospel Collection in 2008. They are also talented songwriters and several of their compositions are included in both their recordings and live performances. The duo continues an active performance schedule doing forty or more shows annually.
The Trustys are currently listed in the Mississippi Performing Artists Roster published by the Mississippi Arts Commission, and they are showcased on the Southern Artistry Registry. This registry spotlights achievements of artists who live and work in the South and includes artists from the nine Southeastern states.