Rich Layton & The Troublemakers "Salvation Road" Album Release Party w/Sister Mercy

Rich Layton & The Troublemakers

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.

Sister Mercy

SISTER MERCY possesses a high energy, blues driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful, beautiful presence, full range vocals and complete joy in performance. Scott Garcia creates memorable licks on guitar and Roger Espinor (drums) John Webb(bass) and Debby Espinor (keyboards) hold the rhythms down tight. Semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2016, the band will head to Memphis again in January 2018. SISTER MERCY was nominated for best contemporary and best new band for the Muddy Awards. SISTER MERCY represents the Cascade Blues Association of Portland, Oregon, SISTER MERCY presents original music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.

April Brown - Lead Vocals
Roger Espinor- Drums
John Webb - Bass
Scott Garcia - Guitar
Debby Espinor - Keyboards

$15 advance ● $15 cash at the door


Tickets will be sold online until 1pm on the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold for cash at the door beginning at 7pm.

A copy of Rich Layton's new CD is included with your ticket!

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