ABOUT UNIVERSAL ARTIST MOVEMENT
Percussionist: William Harris, aka TruthMaze, is a cornerstone of the Twin Cities music scene
and a major contributor and pioneer of Minneapolis hip hop culture. This native of Minneapolis,
Minnesota was a natural drummer from birth, which would later connect to his uncanny skills as
a verbal percussionist known The Unstoppable B-Fresh who started performing in 1984. Truth
Maze also recorded with Brown Mark of Prince’s Revolution, as well as guest appearances and
a host of other compilation projects. Oya’s Radio is Truth’s newest visionary musical quest.
Guitar: Jimmy Bayard is a premier electric guitarist from Houston, Texas. When he was up and
coming, he often played on stage in nightclubs around the area with the help of his musician
parents. Jimmy picked up the violin around age twelve, and just about every other stringed
instrument including the cello, viola, double bass, mandolin, dobro, banjo, and steel guitar before
finding his home as a guitarist. With no formal instruction, his mastery on guitar has afforded him
the opportunity to contribute on numerous records as a session guitarist for Mercury Records and
performances all over the United States.
Drums: Samuel D. Butler, III, a Minneapolis native, has performed and travelled extensively with
some of the industry’s premier artists including Stevie Wonder, Karen Clark Sheard Band and
Ken Valdez. Sax: Sten Johnson, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, began studying piano at age of nine.
At eleven years old, he was introduced to the saxophone, which has become his primary instrument.
He has been a part of artistic groups such as R-Factor twin cities Southside band Headspace and
Nova Jazz Orchestra.
Lead Vocalist: Allen Hudson, III has been singing in the Twin Cities and as a member of various
groups and bands for over twenty-five years. His voice has been called crystal clear, powerfully
potent, and silky smooth. Allen has toured the country and performed as a member of award
winning groups in the Minnesota area, such as The Golden Swans and the Minneapolis Gospel
Sound. He was also part of the Grammy nominated Excelsior Chorale Ensemble. Most recently
Allen graced the stage as lead vocalist for the legendary R&B group L.T.D.