Northwest Dance & Music Venues

Bent Rudder
Long Beach, Washington

Some of the bands that performed at this place during those great years of NW music were:

The Nitemates

Others  ?

Bent Rudder in Long Beach, WA was a very large “redneck” bar, with mostly loggers and fishermen patrons. Very loud, wild & crazy, and very armed as well.

Having a Seattle band play there was a big deal for them, so we gave them a very long show.

 However, as we were loading out after Sat. night performance, a drunk logger challenged our drummer to a fight.  We were able to persuade him to cool off and were able to depart without incident.

 Mike McElhoe, August 2012

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Last Update:  8 August 2012
Credits: Mike McElhoe