RICH LAYTON & THE TROUBLEMAKERS
THURSDAY MARCH 31ST AT 8:00PM
Rich Layton & The Troublemakers are keepers of the flame for American roots music. It's high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly, honky tonk and blues echoing from an East Texas roadhouse. The band's signature sound sits right alongside contemporary acts like J.D. McPherson, The Alabama Shakes and Hayes Carll. Each live show takes audiences for a ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle Shoals to Bakersfield. Rich's original songs thread seamlessly into the mix, weaving his Gulf Coast roots through tales of rock and roll redemption, harmonica-fueled and swampified.
Together a decade now, the band has released two albums and performs at multiple festivals and events throughout the NW, including the Safeway Waterfront Blues Fest, The Bite of Seattle, Sunbanks Blues Festival and many more. Rich and the band are seasoned festival performers who know how to entertain and engage crowds of all ages. Each year, Rich joins Lyle Lovett as a special guest when Lyle tours the NW. Rich also has played on Portland tour stops by his friends Lucinda Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco and Dale Watson.