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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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  • The amount of F***s this guy will give?  ZERO!  Seriously, I plan on looking this good, loving my life and family and being THE MAN on the bass 😎
  • Horace Panter can do no wrong.  Ya dig?
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  • Happy birthday, Lulu Marie; simply put, you’re the best!
  • It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some original content.  So, here’s “leaked” footage of a project with three of my favorite humans and musicians.  This is the head to my tune, “Down the Street.”
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  • Lindsay, you are incredible and I’m grateful to spend my life with you.
Happy summer solstice.  On this day, six years ago, Lindsay and I drove to a courthouse and eloped!  BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!
Happy anniversary @lindsaytrusheim, I’m madly in love with you.
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  • TBT - 4 years ago..
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SKA.  2 Tone vibe.  HEADPHONES
  • Grateful.