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TrueTones

Trutone is a modern music quintet featuring seasoned veteran musicians from all over Ohio. Keyboardist Bo Dixon is from Columbus having played with Stone City Band. Bo brings a finely tuned ear keeping Trutone true to the music.  Guitarist Tony Watson has been playing in and around Columbus for many years with Priscilla Woodson and Hosea Hooks.  His unique guitar sound is a perfect blend to the Trutone sound.  Drummer Fred Dulaney is a multi-talented musician.  Fred has regular appearances with John Henry.  His drumming combined with his experience on bass guitar gives Trutone it’s soul.  Bassist Duane Gaskins is from Canton. Ohio.  Duane has played extensively throughout Ohio with Nikki Scott and the Inner City Blues Band.  His Canton roots has given him a solid background with a keen ear for style and musical taste. Trumpeter Bob Bowers began his musical journey in Minnesota playing trumpet in 4th grade.  Bob has played in many jazz, blues and soul bands since the 1968. Duane and Bob met each other in Canton, Ohio in 1976 playing in SaFire. Bob led the Blues-in-Schools program for 10 years at Kent State University.  Special Guest Vocalist Cherie Mannino joins Trutone for the band’s inaugural appearance at Oliver’s.  Cherie is a native of New Orleans, LA.  He musical journey has taken her to Los Angeles and London, England where she performed to adoring audiences.