Trova was a trio comprised of Ruth MacKenzie (vocals), Jeffrey Willkomm (vocals, electric bas)] and Eric Peltoniemi (vocals, guitar, songwriter) who thrilled audiences for 4 short years from the US to Northern Europe. Critics branded their unique sound “powerfolk” and it combined the best elements of urban and contemporary folk, rock and jazz with superior songwriting, instrumentation and the dynamic voice of Ms. MacKenzie. First coming together in the music theater, their harmony-driven, percussive and rhythmic songs sounded quite innovative in the early 1990s, and in many ways foreshadowed styles that would appear a decade or two later.