Chris Layton, founding member of the band Double Trouble led by Stevie Ray Vaughan, is a staple in the blues and rock world, know for his impeccable time and driving shuffle. Layton played with Vaughan and Double Trouble until Stevie’s tragic death in 1990. After struggling for years after the accident, citing Vaughan’s death as the “worst thing that evert happened to me” he managed to pick himself up, get back out there playing music. The result being the formation of original bands “Storyville and Arc Angeles plus performing with artists including Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Susan Tedeschi.
Chris Layton talks about:
- His early years as a drummer
- Growing up in Corpus Christi
- The first day he met Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Taking a big risk to play with Stevie when everyone advised him against it
- Dealing with Stevie’s death
- Getting back into music
- much more
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