The Trist is composed of three players who've known and performed with each other for over 25 years. During that time each has developed a style of musicianship that lends itself to an adult contemporary mix that can be called 'Clean Rock'. Not quite unplugged - it is a style of music appropriate to accompany a relaxing cup of coffee or al fresco patio dining. This trio produces all-original songs that range from light rock story telling to ballads to blues. Songs with a punch and an easy hook to catch your ear. From corporate events to coffee house sets, The Trist is your choice for adult contemporary rock - with energy! Rick Watson - Godin Acoustic/Electric Guitar Rick is an accomplished player & vocalist and active member of the local music community. A former manager of the Northern California Songwriters Association, his talent is a major influence on the sound and direction of the band. Rick's guitar talents are featured as the main accompaniment to his vocals, and his lyrical talents create a rich tapestry drawn from life experience and imagination. Chuck O'Bear - Drums Chuck has been an active member of many groups as both a regular and guest player. Chuck's talents are varied as he shares a passion for music as a drummer and songwriter as well as thespian aspirations. Comfortable with many styles of music, Chuck is a solid contributor to both the creative and performance aspects of the band. A true professional. As an actor, Chuck has appeared in many local productions and even has a big screen appearance in that 90s classic film: Rocky & Bullwinkle. Pat Thompson - Bass Guitar Pat is a guitar player at heart, but is enjoying the bass in this project. A singer and songwriter for nearly 30 years he and Rick have developed a synergy that lends itself to the tightness and dynamics of the band. His playing style helps to develop the syncopation, vocal harmony and colorful undertones and richness of the group.