Blues/rock band Vintage Trouble recently performed at The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter GRAMMY Block Party, which also featured performances by Brandy Clark, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Young, among others. Following their set, Vintage Trouble participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, discussing their experience opening up for the Who and the Rolling Stones, and receiving the ultimate praise from Roger Daltrey.
"We were walking backstage and Roger Daltrey was back there with a lot of his friends," said Vintage Trouble lead vocalist Ty Taylor. "He pulled me over and he [said], 'Ty, I was just telling my friends that if I was not in the Who and this was 40, 50 years ago, and I saw your band, I would leave my life and follow you guys on the road.'"
Vintage Trouble — Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums), Rick Barrio Dill (bass), and Taylor — formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, drawing inspiration from GRAMMY winners such as the Beatles, James Brown, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and Ike & Tina Turner. After establishing several weekly residencies in L.A., the quartet caught the attention of manager Doc McGhee (Kiss, Darius Rucker), who added the band to his client roster. Soon Vintage Trouble began touring internationally, eventually opening 51 dates for the Who in 2012–2013 and opening select dates for the Rolling Stones in 2013.
Vintage Trouble's debut album, 2011's The Bomb Shelter Sessions, peaked at No. 19 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Recorded in three days at the Bomb Shelter Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles, the album features 10 tracks, including "Not Alright By Me" and "Blues Hand Me Down." On June 16 Vintage Trouble released The Swing House Acoustic Sessions, an EP featuring five tracks, including an acoustic version of "Blues Hand Me Down" and "Another Man's Words."
Vintage Trouble are currently in the midst of an international tour, with dates scheduled through September.