Chris Layton

Chris Layton

Born Nov 16, 1955

Christopher "Chris" Layton is an American drummer who rose to fame as one of the founding members of Double Trouble, a blues rock band lead by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Layton moved to Austin in 1975 and joined the band Greezy Wheels. He later joined Vaughan's band Double Trouble in 1978.… Read More

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1955 Birth Christopher Layton was born on November 16, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas. … Read More


1975 19 Years Old After attending Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Layton moved to Austin on December 18, 1975, joining the band Greezy Wheels.


1978 22 Years Old 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. … Read More


1990 34 Years Old Layton would continue to record and perform with Vaughan and Double Trouble until Vaughan's death on August 27, 1990. … Read More
1995 39 Years Old Layton appeared with Shannon in a tribute to Vaughan broadcast on Austin City Limits in 1995. … Read More


2003 47 Years Old In 2003, Layton formed Grady with leader Gordie (a.k.a. … Read More
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