The McMenamins White Eagle Saloon will present a fantastic double-headed night of Americana and roots music as they present Smooth Hound Smith and Rich Layton & The Troublemakers on Friday, March 4.
Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo composed of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012 and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies, and a lot of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
Rich Layton worked throughout Texas and Louisiana playing Gulf Coast rock, blues, country, R&B, blue-eyed soul, Cajun, and zydeco in clubs, dance halls, and roadhouses before relocating to Portland where his band, The Troublemakers, have become one of the premier roadhouse bands in the region. As a writer, Layton crafts sharply drawn songs of good times and bad choices, big dreams and bad timing. Hope may hang by a thread, but it’s never out of reach.
This outstanding twin bill at The White Eagle, 836 N Russell, will begin at 9:00 pm. 21 & over only, tickets are $8.00 in advance through CascadeTickets.com or $10.00 at the door.