Chris Layton


Chris Layton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States on November 16th, 1955 and is the Drummer. At the age of 67, Chris Layton biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
November 16, 1955
United States
Place of Birth
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
67 years old
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Chris Layton Career

Layton's roommate, sax player Joe Sublett, recalls how Layton met Stevie Ray Vaughan:

On September 10, 1978, Layton joined Vaughan in Double Trouble, taking the name from a song by Otis Rush. After Tommy Shannon replaced Newhouse in 1981, Double Trouble performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1982, where its performance caught the attention of Jackson Browne. The band's debut album, Texas Flood (1983), was recorded in Browne's studio and became a commercial success. The album was produced by John H. Hammond and sold more than half a million copies by the end of the year.

Layton would continue to record and perform with Vaughan and Double Trouble until Vaughan's death on August 27, 1990. He said of Vaughan's death: "Stevie meant everything to me musically. His death was the worst thing that ever happened to me." Layton and Shannon went on to form the Arc Angels in 1990, with guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton. In 1994, they formed Storyville with David Lee Holt, David Grissom, and singer Malford Milligan. Layton and Shannon played on the 1994 album Something Inside of Me by Little Jimmy King. Layton appeared with Shannon in a tribute to Vaughan broadcast on Austin City Limits in 1995. Layton and Shannon also released their first solo album, Been a Long Time (2001), and featured many special guests such as Dr. John and Willie Nelson. In 2003, Layton formed Grady with leader Gordie (Grady) Johnson, and has worked with many other artists including Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Susan Tedeschi.

Layton is a longtime user of Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vater drumsticks.