The Klaus and Truitt Trust’s story is not unlike that of many bands from the Midwest. Whether speeding up or slowing down, stripping things down or adding layer upon layer of texture, their songs always seem to have a hint of country. Perhaps it’s the small towns, flat roads and rural landscapes; perhaps it’s in their blood. Whether truly nature or nurture, the influence is there, not to mention countless others.
Initially, The Klaus and Truitt Trust was nothing more than two friends — Curt Suttman, Luke Kramer — writing and playing songs for no one. With the implosion of the cover band they both belonged to (Neptune West), what had once been merely an intensely fulfilling hobby now was getting more attention and an everincreasing song list. In the hopes of one day finding some musicians to play the songs live, Kramer and Suttman decided to record a demo of some of the new songs. Upon the recommendation of a friend, The Klaus and Truitt Trust began working with Cave soundS and recorded their debut, a self-titled EP in the spring of 2008.
Several months later in the early fall of 2008, The Klaus and Truitt Trust became a full band with the addition of Toby Lutz on drums and Brad Stark sharing guitar and vocal duties with Kramer. The band regularly
plays the Freeport and Rockford, Ill. area and hopes to begin recording an LP with Cave soundS sometime in 2009.