Friday, September 22, 2017

Rich Layton and the Troublemakers

Wilkinson Blades

White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon

9 p.m.

$8 in advance, $8 day of show

21 and over

About Rich Layton and the Troublemakers

Rich Layton and the Troublemakers

Rich Layton & The Troublemakers are keepers of the flame for American roots rock, music that blurs the lines between vintage country, rock and blues. With comparisons to such artists as Marty Stuart, Dave Alvin and Sturgill Simpson, the band 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 festivals and events throughout the NW, including the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Each summer, Rich joins Lyle Lovett as a special guest when The Large Band comes to town. Rich also has played on Portland tour stops by his friends Lucinda Williams, Dale Watson and the late Buckwheat Zydeco.


About Wilkinson Blades

Wilkinson Blades

Working the stages and studios in Portland and the greater Northwest over the past two decades, singer/songwriter Steve Wilkinson has cemented his position as one of the region's most honest & consistent voices in rock.

4:00 AM is a richly evocative & layered album, ruminating on past pleasures and loves, but firmly looking toward a bright future. Originally intended as a solo outing, Wilkinson recruited a roster of veteran Portland players along the way to flesh out the tracks and it soon became apparent that they were in for something other. John Beyer (drums), Grant Cumpston (guitar) & John Huckfeldt (bass) provide more than just a backing band. The 11 tracks that make up 4:00 AM ring with a confidence that speaks not only to the seasoning of the players, but to the vision for the record as a whole.

The Blades' second full-length LP has just been completed and will be released later this year.