About Chris Layton
Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Chris Layton moved to Austin in 1975, and three years later joined the newly-formed Double Trouble. Tommy Shannon joined in 1980, and the two of them played with Stevie Ray Vaughan right up until his tragic death in 1990.
The pair then joined Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II in the Arc Angels. Layton has also played with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and jazz guitarist Larry Carlton.
“The template in my life had been Stevie,” he says, “whose beliefs and values, and the way he felt about music, were so strong that he was like a dog on a bone. And I felt that about Malford. I had only known him for a few weeks, but there was just something that I sensed about him: I immediately trusted that his head was in the right place, he had a good spirit, and he was somebody who really cared about his music, and I loved the way he sang, and here we are.”
Phish continued their repeat-less trend as part of a show featuring bust outs and tasty jams in Charleston on Saturday. Check out the setlist, a recap and The Skinny.
Bob Weir sat in with an all-star cast for the Rex Benefit’s ‘American Beauty’ event.
Tedeschi Trucks Band treated the Orpheum Theatre in Boston to an acoustic set full of blues classics.
Greensky Bluegrass welcomed guitarist Tom Hamilton of opening band Ghost Light to kick off their two-night run at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Phish kicked off a three-night stand at the North Charleston Coliseum that closes the band’s Fall Tour 2019 on Friday night in North Charleston, South Carolina.