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BIOGRAPHY

Chris Layton

Chris Layton, born Christopher Layton on November 16, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas, is an American drummer, best known as one of the founding members of Double Trouble, a blues rock band led by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In 1975, Layton moved from Corpus Christi to Austin, TX, joining the band Greezy Wheels. Three years later, in 1978, he joined Stevie Ray Vaughan's band, Double Trouble. Joined by bandmates Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans, Double Trouble went on to record and perform with Vaughan until his death in 1990. Layton and Shannon later formed several supergroups such as the Arc Angels, Storyville, and Grady.


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