Local Artist Spotlight: Trask River Redemption

Trask River Redemption is a rough-and-tumble three-piece band that has brought their raw lyrics and rocking instrumentation to venues throughout Washington County and beyond. They blend rock & roll edginess with homespun influences of folk, Americana, and country to create a unique and dynamic show. Songs like “Oregon Way” paint a heartfelt picture of traveling the nation, but longing for and returning to the Pacific Northwest way of life. Their relatable lyrics give voice to an often-overlooked corner of the country, which has helped them build a solid following throughout the state. Frontman Josh Smith leads the band on vocals, guitar, and harmonica, along with bassist Mark Ferguson providing the low end and Tim Holycross on percussion. Their music, as well as upcoming show dates, can be found at TraskRiverRedemption.com.