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About Ian Trusheim

Ian Trusheim is a musician, composer and instructor of music known for his versatility, adaptability and dedication. As a student with a life long commitment to the language of music, he will continue to create, collaborate, perform and educate for years to come.

Over the last 15 years, Ian has performed, recorded and composed with a variety of musicians combining elements of jazz, funk, latin american, soul, country, bluegrass, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, zydeco, gospel and folkloric music from across the globe.  Ian builds upon the work of his musical ancestors while also drawing inspirations from his contemporaries, carving a unique path of his own.

As a sideman, some of the musicians/groups Ian has recorded, toured or performed with include: Nick Waterhouse, Cory Henry, Adam Wakefield, Cris Jacobs, Jenny Leigh, Victoria Vox, Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good, Marc Evans, Lafayette Gilchrist, The Crawdaddies as well as numerous local and regional acts.

Respecting the unique qualities in all people, Ian tailors his lessons to meet the individual needs and areas of interest for each of his students. He strives to provide them with a solid foundation of musical principles through knowledge of music theory, reading music, proper technique and listening.

Ian proudly endorses M Basses.


Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Ain't Never Had a Good Time

Kentavius Jones - Never Let Me Down

Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Spring

Ruut - Canyon



Stair Steps - Ian Trusheim

Got Soul - Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good




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  • Real life.
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  • Real life.  I love my wife and daughter!  Please read. (Copied from Lindsay’s account)
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  • The Spaceman has landed!
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  • Wow, if you haven’t already, you need to watch this documentary!!
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  • “You listen to one playback and think, That’s not it - I’ll play half of what I’m doing and it’ll be right.  Cut it in half, and I’m there.”
Duck Dunn
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  • Transcribe your own solo?! The original moment of improvisation was over 3 years ago; I’d like to think I’ve become a better musician and bassist since then...my focus and musical intentions have definitely shifted.  That being said, this was a fun exercise as well as a look into my headspace from early September, 2015 (right before @lindsaytrusheim and I found out we were going to be parents!)
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  • Putting some @labellastrings on the @justinmeldaljohnsen @fender mustang 😎
I was made aware of the @seanehurley secret sauce via @markpacificar and @scottsbasslessons; thanks to @mitchthebassplayer for the string suggestion!  Social media can be cool, sometimes 🙃
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@nobleamps comfortably and confidently overseeing operations in the background 😊
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