From the crossroads of twang and tremolo, Rich Layton & The Troublemakers play high-octane American music, harmonica fueled and swampified. It’s the sound of an East Texas roadhouse – a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll – where the dance floor is packed all night long!
Gulf Coast Swampadelic Rock 'n Roll
Here's the original lineup performing the CD title track at the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Thx to David Jester for the video!
Some Houston Music History
Rich discussing Tough Town, his early days on the Houston music scene and the evolution of his harp style. Thx to Melissa Noble of KPFT (Part 2 under Video)
So... Lyle Lovett was in town...
Here's Rich trying to take mental notes as Lyle calls the order of solos for "My Baby Don't Tolerate." With eight soloists playing 8-bars each, it's a bit like a round of musical ping-pong when you're onstage with The Large Band.
What a long, strange trip it's been since Rich and Lucinda met in 1974! As their paths have crossed over the years, the conversation always picks up just where they left it. Here's a shot from Lu's in-store performance at Music Millennium, Portland's premier record storel.