Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shephard, and Double Trouble covering Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll"

Bassist Tommy Shannon and Drummer Chris "Whipper" Layton were the two men, who as Double Trouble, backed up legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn during a successful run in the 1980's that ended with his tragic death in 1990. They went on to be part of the group Arc Angels, one of the better bands you will ever hear to only have one album, their self titled debut in 1992. During the rest of the decade, they were in demand session men, always working on projects together as a package deal.

In 2001, they recorded their first and only album as Double Trouble, Been a Long Time. The album featured many stellar guests including Willie Nelson, Johnny Lang, and Jimmy Vaughn. The best track on the record is when they are joined by Susan Tedeschi on vocals and Kenny Wayne Shephard on guitar for a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll."

Double Trouble (w/ Susan Tedeschi and Kenny Wayne Shephard) - Rock and Roll

Another great track that features Susan Tedeschi's vocals is "In the Garden," a song that she cowrote with Tommy Shannon.

Double Trouble (w/ Susan Tedeschi) - In the Garden

Look for a post on Susan Tedeschi's debut album Better Days sometime next week.

Buy Double Trouble's 2001 album Been a Long Time at amazon.com


  1. Your quick history leaves out their work with the band Storyville, who put out 3 albums, in '94, '96, '98. One of which, 1996's Piece of your Soul was excellent. The other two are demonstrations of the limits of mediocre material, no matter the quality of the musicians involved.

    BTW, Thanks for all the covers, I love covers... (when done right, that is, differently).

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