Friday, June 21, 2024

Rock Creek 29th Birthday

Rich Layton & Tough Town

Rock Creek Tavern

All day

All ages welcome

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About Rock Creek 29th Birthday

Rock Creek 29th Birthday

Bombed in the 1930s, closed up at the end of the 1960s, run over by a car in the late 1990s and twice destroyed by fire during its nearly 100 years, and yet, Rock Creek Tavern still stands! Join us as we celebrate 29 years as caretakers of this cozy tavern, with food & drink specials, birthday cake, a Passport stamp and live music!

Live Music

6-9pm * Rich Layton and Tough Town

About Rich Layton & Tough Town

Swampadelic soundtrack

Rich Layton & Tough Town

Rich Layton & Tough Town are keepers of the flame for American roots music. It's high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly and the honky tonk blues echoing from an East Texas roadhouse. The band has a signature sound that sits right alongside such eclectic artists as Marty Stuart, Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson. Each set takes audiences for a ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle Shoals to Bakersfield. Rich's original songs fit seamlessly into the mix, weaving his Gulf Coast roots through tales of rock and roll redemption, harmonica-fueled and swampified.

Together over a decade now, the band has released three albums and performs at major festivals and showcase clubs throughout the Northwest.  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 long-time friends Lucinda Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco (R.I.P.), Dale Watson and many more.