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Trina Brunk

singer | songwriter

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Transcendent, joyous and authentic, a gift of grace. The music of singer/songwriter Trina Brunk is alternately inspiring, vulnerable, subtle, soaring, stirring, enlivening.

FIREFLY SONGS

This collection of songs, written and recorded between 2017 and 2024, comes from my desire to look at what is happening on our planet as part of a longer game of staying connected to what never changes, while celebrating and nourishing what is alive, right here, right now.

 

I hope these songs remind you of your own light when times are dark, and to look for the light all around.

"It's a blessing just to bee." 

-- from the Pollinator song on the Firefly Songs album

album release summer 2024

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"this music speaks directly to my soul."

~Deb G.

About Trina

singer  |  songwriter

Trina’s music has been described by fans as inspirational, and in the words of one fan, “It’s not just music, it’s magic. It pushes me to be more, to live more, to love more, to feel more, to reach higher.”  

 

Trina writes songs that speak to the challenges as well as the ecstatic states that are part of being a spiritual being having a human experience. 

 

Now living in Northfield, Minnesota with her family, Trina grew up singing with her seven sisters in rural Missouri. She began writing songs in 2008 and began performing across the nation in 2010. 

 

From her home recording studio Trina self-produced her debut album “Breathe In The World” in 2008, followed by “Wholeness Meditation” and “Born to Live In These Times” in 2009 and “Safe Passage”, “The Giving Prayer” and “Christmas Lullabyes” in 2011.  In 2012 her collaboration Running Free with film composer Charlie Armour was nominated for an Indie Music Channel Best Female Soundtrack award.

 

She took a break from public performance in 2013 after releasing Songs of the Beloved, her eighth self-produced album, and began facilitating toning circles and music meditation groups.  Between 2016 and 2020 Trina released 5 subsequent solo albums: Songs for the Path Home, Sky, The Circle,  and Together We Rise

 

From 2018 through 2020, Trina collaborated with songwriter sisters Elizabeth McManus and Ani McManus on their albums, respectively, “May You Be Blessed” and “This Sweet Day".  

 

In 2020 she began sharing her music and offering live streams as a teacher on the meditation app Insight Timer, and from her interactions with her audience on that platform, the 2022  album Serenity was born. 

 

In 2024 Trina is releasing her newest album, Firefly Songs. This collection of songs celebrates our connection with all of Life. When times are dark, this music inspires us to look for the light within and all around.

Fact Sheet

Location: Northfield, Minnesota

Name: Trina Brunk

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Role: Singer/Songwriter, guitarist, pianist

Genre: Acoustic Folk, Spirit Folk, Spiritual, Meditation

Configuration: Solo artist

 

Key Points of Interest: 

  • Grew up singing with 7 sisters in rural Missouri.  

  • Began writing and performing songs for her church in 2008 in response to a desire for songs that spoke more directly to her personal experience.

  • Traveled to perform in New Thought centers nationwide between 2010 and 2013.

  • Began sharing her music, meditation tracks and regular live streams as a teacher on the meditation app Insight Timer.

  • From 2008 through 2024, self-recorded and produced thirteen solo albums and three collaborative albums. 

  • In 2024 Trina is releasing her newest album, Firefly Songs. https://trinabrunk.bandcamp.com/album/firefly-songs This collection of songs celebrates our connection with all of Life. When times are dark, this music inspires us to look for the light within and all around.

 

Influences: Tori Amos, Enya, Jusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, Deva Premal, Singh Kaur, Karen Drucker, Shaina Noll, Jan Garrett and JD Martin, Jana Stanfield, Kirtana, Bonnie Raitt, Sheila Chandra, Snatam Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Krishna Das, Jonathan Goldman, Woody Guthrie, Sinead O’Connor, Eva Cassidy, Loreena McKennitt, Cris Williamson, Meg Christian, Whitney Houston, the Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, Belinda Carlyle, Carioca Freitas, Laor Oman-Naharin, Michael Flowers, and so many others.

 

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MUSIC

Click here to download a selection of Trina's songs.

what people say . . . 

Whenever I come to a mountain I feel I can't climb, I find your music, and it I find respite and strength to continue. You have a gift. I thank you for sharing!

~ Kathy Prosser

“If Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and Loreena McKennitt had a baby, it would be like this . . . but it's so much more. You’ve got so many voices!” 

~ S, Kentucky

 

“So Beautiful! I’m grateful for you & this lovely song of yours that found me this evening & brought me joy.”
~ Pam, NJ.

 

“Brought tears of joy and blessings! Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
~ Juliana, CA

Your music and your voice are achingly beautiful, really touched by this track, it makes me want to weep. Thank you so much 🙏🏻 💖

~ Karen C

 

TRINA— This song speaks directly to my soul. Incredibly grateful to be walking with you during all seasons of our lives….especially now as we turn inward and the darkness takes center stage. Thank you for your beautiful voice. I love you, friend.

~ Deb G, Minnesota

 

Trina… Wow and Double Wow, Your song just touched my mind and heart in important ways. Beautiful, inspiring, centering, for now and the days ahead. Huge thanks. Gorgeous harmonies and lyrics. This is a song the world needs to hear. Blessings 😊

~ John White, Massachusett

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Discography

Solo Albums

2008  Breathe In The World

2009 Wholeness Meditation

         Born to Live In These Times

2011   Safe Passage

         The Giving Prayer

         Christmas Lullabyes

2013  Songs of the Beloved

2016  Songs for the Path Home

2018  Sky

2020 The Circle

         Together We Rise

2022  Serenity

2024  Firefly Songs

Collaborative Albums

2011  Running Free (with Charlie Armour, Linwood Riley and Painted Water)

2018 May You Be Blessed (with Elizabeth McManus)       

2020 This Sweet Day (with Ani McManus) 

Contact Trina

I look forward to hearing from you.

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