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Truth & Salvage fill bill at Ockto-fest

Band’s harmonies, raucous live sound set for Edgefield party

Up and coming country rock band Truth and Salvage will headline the Ocktoberfest at Edgefield at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. The Los Angeles sextet made their national TV debut Aug. 19 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where they performed “Pure Mountain Angel” and “Rise Up.” The rockin’ Americana group was also cited as a “Top 10 Band to Watch This Summer” by USA Today, and Rolling Stone has said the band “has what it takes for the long haul.” Guitarist-vocalist Scott Kinnebrew notes the band’s Americana sound “harkens back to a time of musical innocence” and that he and his band mates are “traditionalists” and “children of the ’70s.” Kinnebrew also says the band likes to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. “The best bands are the ones that push the definition of genre,” he says. “If we crafted our songs with pure country mentality then we’d be a country band. If we strictly stuck to the fuzz and the buzz, then I guess we’d be an indie rock band. Well, we like country with some fuzz, and we like our rock with twang.” Music, he says, is “simply organized sound: we can do whatever we want, just no scratchy turntables please.” He also says the band likes to “rumble the rafters” but will tone it down when needed. Nonetheless, “there really is something spectacular, and hysterical, about watching our drummer (Bill) Smitty (Smith) pound the royal jelly out of his drums, he can really whip our fans into quite a fervor!” Kinnebrew says audiences have taken a shine to the group’s dance numbers, “She Really Does it For Me,” and ‘Welcome to LA.” “And the songs that showcase our harmonies ‘Pure Mountain Angel’ and ‘Hail Hail’ have been really impactful, I feel because the acoustics in the rooms are so good, and the listener can really resonate with our voices.” He notes the band has heard good things about Edgefield. “We are looking forward to seeing how you folks party!” Ocktoberfest The Ocktoberfest will take place at McMenamins’ Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. The fest will feature Foghorn Stringband, Warren Pash, Underscore Orkestra, SweetJuice, Ala Nar, Blackfoot Gypsies, and The Lord’s Own Choir. Admission is free. However, you must be 21 or older to enter the winery. For more information, call 503-669-8610 or visit www.mcmenamins .com.