"Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett

By Chris Shiflett

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Chris Shiflett, guitarist for Foo Fighters, Dead Peasants, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, hosts "Walking The Floor," where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers, athletes, and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, struggles, successes, and everything in between. Past guests include Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Mike Ness, Steve Earle, John Doe, Sturgill Simpson, and more!

Episode Date
Episode 214 - Randy Rogers (Randy Rogers Band)

Randy Rogers zooms in from the bunkhouse to discuss their new record, "Homecoming," and the tour that never ends (not to mention smoking weed with Willie).

Nov 18, 2022
Episode 213 - Ashley McBryde & John Osborne

Ashley McBryde & John Osborne (Brothers Osborne) stop by to discuss making "Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville."

Nov 09, 2022
Episode 212 - Hailey Whitters

This interview was recorded on the eve of the release of Hailey Whitters latest record, "Raised."  The corn queen holds forth on all things Iowa and Country Music...

Aug 29, 2022
Episode 211 - Wolfgang Van Halen

Skip a year of high school to tour with Van Halen?  Play every instrument on your debut record??  Opening slot on a sold out stadium tour???  Wolfgang Van Halen is flying out of the gates with his band Mammoth WVH!!!

Mar 14, 2022
Episode 210 - Mike Campbell
How did Mike Campbells knobs get so dirty?!? Inquiring minds want to know...
Feb 28, 2022
Episode 209 - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin
Gennady "GGG" Golovkin brings the Big Drama Show to Walking The Floor World Headquarters!!!
Feb 14, 2022
Episode 208 - Leah Blevins

Kentucky native Leah Blevins zooms in to discuss her debut record, "First Time Feeling!"

Jan 31, 2022
Episode 207 - George Kambosos Jr.

George Kambosos Jr. shocked the world last month when he became the new undisputed king of the lightweight division in boxing!!  Fresh off the upset one week later he stopped by Walking The Floor for a little chat...

Jan 17, 2022
Episode 206 - David Sirota

David Sirota stops by to discuss his new 8-part podcast on the 2008 financial crisis "Meltdown."

Nov 29, 2021
Episode 205 - Lee Rocker

Rockabilly legend Lee Rocker, bassist for the Stray Cats, joins me today to discuss contemporary ballet!  And rock'n'roll of course...

Nov 01, 2021
Episode 204 - Lucas Kunce

If Lucas Kunce wins his Democratic primary for the Senate race next year in Missouri, he could go on to serve for a few years, run for the presidency and win, and then I will have interviewed the President!!!  But let's not get ahead of ourselves...

Oct 18, 2021
Episode 203 - Samantha Crain

Oklahoma native Samantha Crain walks us through the virtues of multiple car crashes.

Oct 11, 2021
Episode 202 - Lake Street Dive

On the heels of their latest release, Bridget & Mike from Lake Street Dive stop by to discuss all things related to jazz and Dungeons & Dragons!

Sep 27, 2021
Episode 201 - Nothin' But A Good Time

Tom Beaujour and Rich Bienstock, authors of the definitive oral history of 80's rock "Nothin' But A Good Time," get deep in the weeds on spandex pants, Aqua Net Super Hold, and whammy bar technique.

Sep 13, 2021
Episode 200 - Charlie Worsham

My buddy Charlie Worsham zooms in for our 200th episode to chat guitars, recording, the biz and so much more!!

Aug 30, 2021
Episode 199 - HARDY

What do you get if you cross Puddle Of Mudd with Eric Church and then throw in some arrowheads that you found on the banks of the Cumberland??  HARDY of course!!

Jul 19, 2021
Episode 198 - Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne discusses his new album, writing songs about politics, and fends off my request to surf his local break :)

Jul 05, 2021
Episode 197 - Dom Flemons

The American Songster himself - Dom Flemons - teaches a master class in old time music and black cowboys!!

Jun 28, 2021
Episode 196 - Teddy Atlas

Boxing legend Teddy Atlas drops pearls of wisdom on the greatest four-way rivalry in the history of boxing - Duran, Hagler, Hearns and Leonard - featured in the new SHOWTIME docu-series "The Kings."

Jun 07, 2021
Episode 195 - Morgan Wade

Morgan Wade discusses her journey through the music biz as well as the joy of eating red velvet cupcakes while ultra-running!

May 17, 2021
Episode 194 - Corb Lund

At long last, the magnificent Corb Lund joins us on Walking The Floor!!

May 10, 2021
Episode 193 - Jay Bentley (Bad Religion)

Jay Bentley from Bad Religion delivers pearls of wisdom on all things punk rock and beyond.

May 03, 2021
Episode 192 - Imelda May

Imelda May returns to Walking The Floor (and brings her seagulls with her)!

Apr 26, 2021
Episode 191 - Greta Van Fleet (Josh & Sam)

Josh and Sam from Greta Van Fleet zoom in to discuss their new record "The Battle At Garden's Gate" and defend themselves against the accusation that they sound like Kingdom Come!

Apr 19, 2021
Episode 190 - Del McCoury

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury is todays guest.  You're welcome!!!

Apr 12, 2021
Episode 189 - Ward Davis

Singer/songwriter Ward Davis discusses his journey from Arkansas to Music Row to living where two dead end streets meet, on this weeks Walking The Floor!

Apr 05, 2021
Episode 188 - Suggs (Madness)

Suggs from Madness beams in from a seaside English town to discuss everything from two-tone to Tommy Cooper!

Mar 29, 2021
Episode 187 - Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian demonstrates the beauty of all the many 7th chords.

Mar 22, 2021
Episode 186 - Satsang

Chris and Satsang chew the fat on everything from the joys of Bad Religion to green beret snipers to sobriety to fly fishing in Montana!

Mar 15, 2021
Episode 185 - Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel talks acoustic guitars and Chet Atkins like only a Certified Guitar Player can!

Mar 08, 2021
Episode 184 - Duane Betts

Son of a legend, guitar slinger, Malibu local by way of the Gulf Coast - Duane Betts reports from deep in a Michigan forest on the current state of the Allman Betts Band!

Mar 01, 2021
Episode 183 - The Jayhawks

Minneapolis' veteran Americana band The Jayhawks are this weeks guests!

Feb 22, 2021
Episode 182 - Waylon Payne

Waylon Payne drops in to discuss the sins of the father and so much more!!

Feb 08, 2021
Episode 181 - Tommy Lee

This episode has a nasty groove courtesy of rock'n'roll drumming legend Mr. Tommy Lee!!!

Jan 18, 2021
Episode 180 - Brian Setzer

Rockabilly guitar legend Mr. Brian Setzer is at long last on Walking The Floor!!!

Dec 23, 2020
Episode 179 - The Wild Feathers

Ricky, Joel & Taylor from The Wild Feathers zoom in from deep in early-days Covid lockdown to talk major label pitfalls and the glory of Bob Seger.

Dec 07, 2020
Episode 178 - Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon, formerly of Gaslight Anthem, zooms in to discuss mustaches, tank tops, suntans, and why breaking up your band is actually kind of easy sometimes.

Nov 16, 2020
Episode 177 - Jay Joyce

Punk rock guitar player turned mega-hit Nashville producer, Jay Joyce, is here to tell us how Music Row thinks it's cute that he's not actually a fan of country music!

Oct 26, 2020
Episode 176 - Billy Strings

Bluegrass guitar slinger Billy Strings gives me a lesson in hot licks and fishing on acid on this weeks episode!!

Oct 12, 2020
Episode 175 - Jaren Johnston

Jaren Johnston, frontman/guitarist for Cadillac Three, hit songwriter AND Nashville native, explains exactly why it's hard out there for a country boy.

Sep 28, 2020
Episode 174 - S.G. Goodman

Singer/songwriter S.G. Goodman details the glorious fun that is releasing your debut album in the middle of a global pandemic.

Aug 31, 2020
Episode 173 - Molly Tuttle

Bluegrass-ripper, singer-songwriter, Molly Tuttle takes us on a journey from Bill Monroe to the Grateful Dead all the way to Operation Ivy and back again!!

Aug 24, 2020
Episode 172 - Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller, author of "Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy," explains why you should be thinking about anti-trust enforcement in these whacky times!!

Aug 13, 2020
Episode 171 - Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne zooms on in to discuss her latest self-titled record, the pitfalls of the music biz, gardening, and of course, negativity!!

Aug 10, 2020
Episode 170 - Thomas Frank

Writer Thomas Frank returns to the show today to chat about his latest book, "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism."

Aug 06, 2020
Episode 169 - Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams announces her run for the presidency on this weeks episode!!!  (Not really but it got your attention, right???)

Jul 27, 2020
Episode 168 - Lori McKenna

The Balladeer herself, Lori McKenna, zooms in from Massachusetts to reveal all her deepest, darkest songwriting secrets!!

Jul 13, 2020
Episode 167 - Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show)

Ketch Secor, lead singer of Old Crow Medicine Show, host of the Hartland Hootenanny, zooms in this week to explain the difference between bluegrass and old time music and to tune me up on Shiflett family history!!

Jun 29, 2020
Episode 166 - Brandy Clark

From growing up out west to making music with Randy Newman, we cover it all with this weeks guest Brandy Clark!

Jun 10, 2020
Episode 165 - Pat Green

What do you get when Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and Guy Clark have a baby??  You get todays guest - Pat Green!!!!

May 25, 2020
Episode 164 - Jon Pardi

The pride of Dixon, CA, Jon Pardi, zooms in on today's episode to discuss honky-tonk, happy cows and punk rock.

May 18, 2020
Episode 163 - Steve Gorman

Ex-Black Crowes drummer, Steve Gorman, drops by to chit chat about his new autobiography, new band and tornados, but somehow we completely forget to talk about our beloved Arsenal!

May 11, 2020
Episode 162 - Midland

I saw a tiger, and that tigers name was Midland.  Actually it was two tigers and a rental-hawk, and their names were Jess, Cam and Mark.

Apr 27, 2020
Episode 161 - Sadler Vaden

Nashville ripper, Sadler Vaden, sits through not one, but two remote interviews with "Walking The Floor" chief luddite, Chris Shiflett!!!

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 160 - Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson came by Walking The Floor world headquarters on the day his new record, "Dixie Blur," was released to chew the fat and talk about topless hippie girls that were high on mushrooms!!

Mar 30, 2020
Episode 159 - Pokey LaFarge

Put your seatbelt on cuz Pokey LaFarge and I are about to go on a wild ride.  The drink, the drugs, the women, the devil AND politics too - it's all here on this weeks Walking The Floor!!!

Mar 16, 2020
Episode 158 - Luke Dick

Nashville-based songwriter Luke Dick stops by to discuss his very personal, amazing documentary, "Red Dog" as well as loads of other cool things too!

Mar 02, 2020
Episode 157 - Delbert McClinton

Americana Music Association lifetime achievement award-winning Delbert McClinton gives us the full oral history of all things Delbert McClinton!!

Feb 17, 2020
Episode 156 - Marcus King

Guitar-slingin' soul-singin' truant-officer-avoiding general badass, Marcus King, stops by Walking The Floor world headquarters for a good chin wag and a bash on Chris' acoustic.

Feb 03, 2020
Episode 155 - Robert Earl Keen

We return from holiday hiatus with Texas songsmith, Robert Earl Keen, who by the way hosts his own great podcast, "Americana Podcast: The 51st State" and he drops his interview with Chris today too... so go find that thing when you're done with this one!

Jan 20, 2020
Episode 154 - Jack Ingram

For Jack Ingram's second appearance on "Walking The Floor" we were "Ridin' High... again!!"  See what I did there?!?  Jack is the complete guest - great music, great stories, easy hang.  Boom - enjoy!

Dec 23, 2019
Episode 153 - Foy Vance

Bangor, Northern Ireland-native Foy Vance discusses recording his latest couple records in Muscle Shoals and Memphis respectively, having Ed Sheeran as a label boss, and playing heavy metal festivals!

Dec 09, 2019
Episode 152 - Jamie Brisick

Former pro surfer turned writer, Jamie Brisick, joins us today to chat about his latest book "Dazzling Blue" as well as the joy of Hanoi Rocks and why you really shouldn't snort cocaine prior to boarding a long international flight.

Nov 25, 2019
Episode 151 - Tony Brown

From gospel to Elvis to producing hit records to running a Nashville label, Tony Brown has done just about everything you can do in Country Music and he tells us all about it in this super-sized interview!!

Nov 11, 2019
Episode 150 - Randy Houser

Mississippi-born, Nashville-based Country Music singer/songwriter Randy Houser swings by to discuss his life and latest album, "Magnolia," plus he goes deep on how a giant booty on the dance floor led to his first big cut as a songwriter!

Oct 28, 2019
Episode 149 - Kendell Marvel

Kendell Marvel, longtime Nashville songwriter and good friend of "Walking The Floor," discusses his new record, "Solid Gold Sounds," on todays episode!

Oct 14, 2019
Episode 148 - Yola

Live from the Westin Nashville during AmericanaFest 2019, Yola discusses the white bro-tracy of Bristol, catching on fire, and the virtues of nerd-ism, on this weeks Walking The Floor!!!

Sep 30, 2019
Episode 147 - Todd Snider

Somehow amongst the cluster gnarl of AmericanaFest 2019, Todd and I found a quiet moment to have this wonderful conversation.

Sep 16, 2019
Episode 146 - Seven Peaks Festival Special Report

Todays episode is a special man on the street (man in a field??) roving reporter glimpse into the backstage life at Dierks Bentley's Seven Peaks Festival!!

Sep 02, 2019
Episode 145 - The Lumineers

Wesley & Jeremiah from The Lumineers came all the way from Denver by way of New Jersey via the entire world for this wonderful, first interview at the all-new and improved "Walking The Floor" World Headquarters!!!

Aug 19, 2019
Episode 144 - John Paul White

John Paul White goes deep on songwriting, the disillusionment that comes with success, and his ultimate rebirth as a solo artist.

Aug 05, 2019
Episode 143 - Quaker City Night Hawks

The boys from Quaker City Night Hawks bring their Texas boogie into "Walking The Floor's" temporary SXSW headquarters for a respite from the mayhem of Austin.

Jul 22, 2019
"Hard Lessons" release announcement!!

My new record "Hard Lessons" is out everywhere today June 14, 2019!!!!!!!!!  Go buy it or stream it or whatever you do at chrisshiflettmusic.com!!!!

Jun 14, 2019
Episode 142 - Joe Firstman (Cordovas)

The music industry has been quite a journey for Cordova's Joe Firstman, but he's lived to tell the tale, right here on "Walking The Floor!"

Jun 03, 2019
Episode 141 - Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is one of the greatest songwriters out there today.  Listen up for songwriting tips, sage wisdom and a lengthy discussion of his van.

May 20, 2019
Episode 140 - Will Hoge

Will Hoge is the people's champion!!  Not one of those paper titlists...

May 06, 2019
Episode 139 - Parker Millsap

Singer/songwriter Parker Millsap drops by Walking The Floor World Headquarters to discuss the joys of life in not-quite suburban Oklahoma, practicing fingerstyle on your high school binder, and of course, S.E. Hinton!!

Apr 22, 2019
Episode 138 - Blackberry Smoke

Charlie Starr & Brit Turner from Atlanta's one and only Blackberry Smoke hang out with me in a hotel room and talk about guitars, record labels, the touring grind, etc...

Apr 08, 2019
Episode 137 - Shakey Graves

Live from the Beer Garden stage at Luck Reunion 2019... it's Shakey Graves!!!

Mar 25, 2019
"Hard Lessons" Pre-Order & New Single Announcement!!

Go to chrisshiflettmusic.com today to pre-order my new record "Hard Lessons!!!"

Mar 22, 2019
Episode 136 - BJ Barham (American Aquarium)

American Aquarium frontman, BJ Barham, in his second visit to "Walking The Floor" riffs on politics, fatherhood, sobriety and what to do when your entire band quits!

Mar 11, 2019

Check out all the tour dates & ticket info on www.chrisshiflettmusic.com!!!  Also, new track "This Ol' World" goes up in all the digital distros today!!!!  Give it a spin!!

Mar 01, 2019
Episode 135 - Garrett T. Capps

Garrett T. Capps was born in San Antone!!!!!

Feb 25, 2019
Episode 134 - Shooter Jennings

Shortly after this interview Shooter Jennings was abducted by aliens!!!  

Feb 04, 2019
Episode 133 - Rayland Baxter

Rayland Baxter shares some pearls of wisdom on marathon writing sessions and voice memo song note organization.

Jan 28, 2019
Episode 132 - Manny Pacquiao

8 division world champion boxer, Manny Pacquaio, invites Chris into his home for breakfast and guitar strumming!!

Jan 14, 2019
Episode 131 - Mike And The Moonpies

It's steak night at Walking The Floor with Mike And The Moonpies!!!

Dec 31, 2018
Episode 130 - Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley drops into "Walking The Floor" world headquarters so Chris can ask him every question he ever wondered while staring at KISS posters on his wall in the 1970's.

Dec 17, 2018
Episode 129 - Carolina Story

Ben & Emily from Carolina Story sing powerful harmonies and know a lot about white water rafting!!!

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 128 - Dawn Landes

Amid the cacophony of construction worker background noise, singer/songwriter Dawn Landes sits down for a chat about the making of her latest album, "Meet Me At The River" and how she pulled Fred Foster of Monument Records fame out of retirement to produce it.

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 127 - Sam Morrow

Texas-bred, LA-based singer/songwriter Sam Morrow stops by WTF to discuss screamo, hip-hop, how Jesus called him to music, and the joys of early Robert Palmer.

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 126 - Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires stops by "Walking The Floor" world headquarters to discuss her closet-turned-writing-room and to drop pearls of John Prine wisdom.  Oh, and she also FaceTimes her husband Jason Isbell for a little gear talk.

Oct 22, 2018
Episode 125 - Justin Moore

Arkansas native Justin Moore stops by "Walking The Floor" world headquarters ahead of the release of his brand new single, "The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home!"

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 124 - Brent Cobb

Chris sits down with Brent Cobb backstage at the Fabulous Forum to discuss his latest record, "Providence Canyon," and the joys of camping at KOA's while on tour!

Sep 24, 2018
Episode 123 - Ashley Monroe

Knoxville native, Ashley Monroe, survives a rude Uber driver to make it to "Walking The Floor" world headquarters for this weeks interview!

Sep 03, 2018
Episode 122 - Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes)

Lead singer from Dawes, Taylor Goldsmith, returns to "Walking The Floor" to discuss their latest record and the unraveling of the world.  Stay tuned til the end for an acoustic rendition of "Crack The Case."

Aug 20, 2018
Episode 121 - Vince Gill

Chris cold calls Country music superstar and sometime-Eagle Vince Gill this week and somehow convinces him to sit for an interview in his suite at the Four Seasons Boston.

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 120 - Rhett Miller (Old 97's)

Somehow between writing subversive kids poetry, making records and playing shows, Rhett Miller from Old 97's found the time to chat with Chris about all his plans for 2018 and beyond!!!!!!

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 119 - Michael Monroe

Glamrock'n'roll legend Michael Monroe brings his nose-flute and harmonica and lots of incredible stories to "Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett!!!!

Jul 09, 2018
Episode 118 - Paul Franklin

Pedal steel guitar master Paul Franklin discusses exactly what it is that drives lesser men insane about this instrument!!!

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 117 - Joshua Hedley

The weird thought thinker himself, Joshua Hedley, reveals the name of his amazing tailor as well as all sorts of other things on this weeks Walking The Floor!!!!

Jun 11, 2018
Episode 116 - Tyler Mahan Coe

I'm just gonna say it... Tyler Mahan Coe runs the best podcast in the world - "Cocaine & Rhinestones" - and he's here today to talk about his life and how he became Country Music's greatest historian.

May 28, 2018
Episode 115 - Charley Crockett

From busking on the streets of New Orleans to the beer joints & honky-tonks of Texas, to hitchhiking cross country, to headlining the Majestic Theater in Dallas on the day of his new record's release - Charley Crockett has packed a whole lot into a short life and there's a lot more to come.  Chris catches up with the hardest working man in Roots music on today's episode of "Walking The Floor!"

May 14, 2018
Episode 114 - Tony Joe White

Louisiana native Tony Joe White brings the swamp down to Walking The Floor!!

Apr 30, 2018
Episode 113 - Drew Holcomb

Memphis native Drew Holcomb discusses everything from songwriting to his hometowns rich musical heritage to getting a compliment from Don Henley on his banana suited line-dancing choreography!!

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 112 - Dave Alvin

Walking The Floor returns from winter break with roots rocking legend Dave Alvin!!

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 111 - Tyminski

Long time singer/guitarist with Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dan Tyminski, stops by to chat about his recent solo record "Southern Gothic," as well as maintaining his anonymity while enjoying massive success, in the form of hit songs like "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "Hey Brother!"

Dec 18, 2017
Episode 110 - Brothers Osborne

From waiting tables at the Country Music Hall of Fame to having an exhibit there, the Brothers Osborne have covered a lot of ground, and they're just getting started.  With a sophomore record in the can, they stopped by to chat about growing up in Maryland, moving separately to Nashville, and how getting a record deal was only just the beginning.

Dec 11, 2017
Episode 109 - Bob Arum

Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum talks through his long and storied career, from the early days working with Ali, to the long list of hall of famers he's promoted - Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran, De La Hoya, Mayweather, Pacquaio, etc. - plus the current state of boxing.  Also, a brief chat with WBO super featherweight champ, Vasyl Lomachenko!

Dec 04, 2017
Episode 108 - Cindy Wilson (B-52s)

New wave legend Cindy Wilson from the B-52s hangs with Chris on the tour bus to chat about her life and history making music plus her new album "Change." 

Nov 27, 2017
Episode 107 - Kendell Marvel

Nashville based hit-songwriter, Kendell Marvel, gives us the "Lowdown & Lonesome" on his debut record!

Nov 20, 2017
Episode 106 - Alex Williams

Alex Williams discusses his debut release "Better Than Myself" as well as the fact that if you flip his Waylon Jennings tattoo upside down it stands for "Mariah Carey!"

Nov 13, 2017
Episode 105 - Colter Wall

A cold and lonely prairie wind blows through "Walking The Floor" world headquarters as Colter Wall pays us a visit.

Nov 06, 2017
Episode 104 - Lee Ann Womack

Country Music superstar Lee Ann Womack hangs out with Chris in "Music City" Nashville, TN ahead of the release of her new record, "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone."

Oct 30, 2017
Episode 103 - Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook takes us through her wild ride through the world of Country Music, from her humble beginnings in Florida to record deals, a radio show, and her many appearances on the Late Show With David Letterman!!

Oct 23, 2017
Episode 102 - Lillie Mae

Up and comer Lillie Mae was literally born into Bluegrass and Country music and on today's episode she shares all the amazing details from her start playing music with her siblings, to being kicked out of the Bluegrass scene, to her time in Jack White's backup band, to ultimately being signed to Third Man Records as a solo artist.

Oct 16, 2017
Episode 101 - Pokey Lafarge

Pokey Lafarge didn't want to play music as a teenager because he thought it would be too easy.  Now he plays hundreds of gigs a year... and started out busking all over the country... Makes you wonder what he thought was hard??

Oct 09, 2017
Episode 100 - Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel)

Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson gives us a history lesson on Country Music and all things Western Swing!!!

Oct 02, 2017
Episode 99 - Anderson East

Alabama bred soul crooner Anderson East takes a break after soundcheck in the middle of an endless tour to chat with Chris about his career and life.

Sep 25, 2017
Episode 98 - Lindi Ortega

Canadian singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega stops by to have a chat about her latest ep "Til The Goin' Gets Gone."

Sep 18, 2017
Episode 97 - Chris Stapleton

Superstar singer/songwriter/guitarist/all-around-badass Chris Stapleton takes us through his incredible journey through the Nashville music world.

Sep 11, 2017
Episode 96 - Tyler Childers

Eastern Kentucky up-and-comer Tyler Childers stops by "Walking The Floor" world headquarters this week to discuss, among other things, his wonderful new record, "Purgatory."

Sep 04, 2017
Episode 95 - Steve Earle

Steve Earle gives Chris a masterclass on how to be an outlaw!!!  Plus they talk at length about the greatest football team to ever lace up their boots - ARSENAL FC!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 28, 2017
Episode 94 - Paul Kelly

Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly discusses his life, career & new record "Life Is Fine."

Aug 21, 2017
Episode 93 - Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson and I spent the first ten minutes or so of our interview talking about surfing but eventually we do talk about music too.

Jul 10, 2017
Episode 92 - Sheryl Crow

Although singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow headlined the Greek the night before, she still managed to show up a few minutes early for our morning interview, which is one of many reasons we think she's super cool!!

Jul 03, 2017
Episode 91 - Butch Walker

Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Shredder Butch Walker takes us through his days as a young buck in small town Georgia to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to becoming one of the most sought after producers in the biz!!

Jun 26, 2017
Episode 90 - Rod Melancon

Los Angeles based Americana singer/songwriter Rod Melancon moved to California from his home state of Louisiana to pursue acting, but luckily for us he picked up a guitar along the way and started writing songs!  Ten years later he's just released his fantastic new record, "Southern Gothic."

Jun 19, 2017
Episode 89 - Justin Townes Earle

The gangster of Americana himself, Justin Townes Earle, stops by the "Walking The Floor" studios for a chat about his new record, growing up in Nashville, running away into the hills of East Tennessee as a teenager, and more!

Jun 12, 2017
Episode 88 - Robbie Robertson

Living Rock'N'Roll Americana legend Robbie Robertson discusses all the details in his new book "Testimony: A Memoir."

Jun 05, 2017
Episode 87 - Dave Hause

Philly raised Santa Barbara transplant Dave Hause takes us on a journey from the Hooters to East Coast Hardcore to singer/songwriter and all points in between!

May 29, 2017
Episode 86 - Jim Breuer

Comedian Jim Breuer takes me through his love of all things Heavy Metal and comedy (and of course, being a dad!).

May 22, 2017
Episode 85 - Sunny Sweeney

Austin-based honky-tonker Sunny Sweeney has written more songs than she'll probably ever be able to record, and she didn't even start playing music until after college!  Among other things, we get deep into the glitz and glamour of touring in a van (and stopping at many a Starbucks along the way).

May 15, 2017
Episode 84 - Jade Jackson

On the eve of her debut record release, Jade Jackson runs us through small town California life, growing up without the internet, being discovered by Mike Ness (Social D), and more!

May 08, 2017
Episode 83 - Joe Sib

My old friend Joe Sib takes us through the years, from skateboarding to punk rock to owning a record label to becoming a comedian!

May 01, 2017
Episode 82 - Jaime Wyatt

Jaime Wyatt's great-grandparents were country musicians in Bakersfield, CA which means that she has a direct bloodline connection to the Bakersfield Sound!!  On top of that we had a lovely chat, topped off by her acoustic rendition of "Your Loving Saves Me" from her recent album "Felony Blues."

Apr 24, 2017
Episode 81 - Sam Outlaw

For a guy that got a late start in music, Sam Outlaw has wasted no time in making his mark in the world of Americana, as evidenced by his fantastic new record, "Tenderheart" and the Hank Williams tune he croons at the end of this interview.

Apr 17, 2017
Episode 80 - Imelda May

Irish singer/songwriter Imelda May has gone from underage teenager singing in bars around Dublin to international artist making music with T-Bone Burnett and Jeff Beck.  Stay tuned to the end for an acoustic rendition of "The Girl I Used To Be."

Apr 10, 2017
Episode 79 - Paul Cauthen

Texas bred singer/songwriter Paul Cauthen brings his gospel on in to the "Walking The Floor" studios for a chat with Chris.

Apr 03, 2017
Episode 78 - Rodney Crowell

From the Hot Band to listening to Dylan Thomas recordings with Guy Clark to performing an acoustic version of "East Houston Blues," we cover a lot of ground with singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell.

Mar 27, 2017
Episode 77 - Bob Mould

Bob Mould is one of the most influential singer/songwriter/guitar players to ever come out of punk & indie rock.  On this weeks episode he runs us through the years, from growing up to Husker Du to Sugar to his long running solo career (plus we even squeeze in some wrestling!).

Mar 20, 2017
Episode 76 - Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart drops some serious Country music knowledge on us this week as Chris tries his best to keep up with the chord changes on "Waymore's Blues."

Mar 13, 2017
Episode 75 - Davey & Jade (AFI & Blaqk Audio)

Davey & Jade from AFI & Blaqk Audio take me through the years - from growing up together in the East Bay punk rock scene, to writing electronic music, to the passive aggressive nature of their bandmates.

Mar 06, 2017
Episode 74 - Tucker Beathard

Former high school baseball star and up and coming Country music singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard chats with Chris about growing up in Nashville the son of a successful songwriter in a family of athletes.  Stay tuned to the end for an acoustic rendition of his hit song, "Momma and Jesus."

Feb 27, 2017
Episode 73 - Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams takes Chris through the ups and downs of a long and wonderful career.

Feb 20, 2017
Episode 72 - Andrew Leahey

Andrew Leahey runs through the ups and downs of his life as frontman of The Homestead (as well as part-time sideman and sometime music journalist) on this weeks Walking The Floor!  Stay tuned all the way to the end for a brand new unreleased song.

Feb 13, 2017
Episode 71 - Aaron Lee Tasjan

Psychedelic Cosmic Rock'N'Roller Aaron Lee Tasjan discusses the merits of micro-dose infused songwriting, bedazzled thrift store suits, and playing the role of Johnny Thunders in the reformed NY Dolls on this weeks "Walking The Floor." 

Feb 06, 2017
Episode 70 - Courtney Marie Andrews

From touring in a Greyhound bus and busking on street corners to becoming an emerging singer/songwriter on the Americana scene, Courtney Marie Andrews has packed a lot into her 26 summers.  Listen to the end for her acoustic rendition of "Table For One" from her latest record, "Honest Life."

Jan 30, 2017
Episode 69 - Tim Easton

Chris and Americana veteran Tim Easton get down to the nitty gritty in this open and honest discussion.

Jan 23, 2017
Episode 68 - Slim Jim Phantom

Slim Jim Phantom declares that the Stray Cats were more country than anyone!  Plus we talk about his new book, "A Stray Cat Struts: My Life As A Rockabilly Rebel," his love of jazz and prog, and all things rockabilly.

Dec 19, 2016
Episode 67 - Mickey Raphael

Mickey Raphael never officially got asked to join Willie Nelsons band, he was just never asked to leave, and has been going strong with him since 1973.  On this weeks episode he blows a little harp and tells a few tales while sitting backstage at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

Dec 12, 2016
Episode 66 - Taylor Goldsmith

Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes goes deep on subjects like songwriting, growing up in Malibu, and how his band has the most mispronounced name in rock'n'roll!

Dec 05, 2016
Episode 65 - BJ Barham

Populism abounds in this conversation with the hardest working man in Americana - BJ Barham!

Nov 28, 2016
Episode 64 - Lydia Loveless

Cubs fan Lydia Loveless is determined to be "less of a punk ass this time around" while promoting her current record "Real" and we believe her!  Stay tuned til the end for her acoustic version of "Longer."

Nov 21, 2016
Episode 63 - Robert Ellis

Singer/songwriter Robert Ellis might be my long lost cousin (by way of marriage, twice removed).  He's also a phenomenal guitar player and we get deep in the weeds talking shop on this episode.  Stay tuned to the end for his acoustic rendition of "Drivin'" from his self-titled latest record.  

Nov 14, 2016
Episode 62 - John Moreland

Tulsa, OK based singer/songwriter John Moreland discusses his childhood dreams of NBA stardom, the progression from punk rock to fingerstyle, his approach to songwriting, and even plays an unreleased track, "There's No Glory In Regret."

Nov 07, 2016
Episode 61 - Thomas Frank

Writer Thomas Frank discusses his latest book, "Listen Liberal!" as well as the 2016 election cycle, AND drops the bomb, "Monica Lewinsky saved social security!" 

Nov 04, 2016
Episode 60 - Freddie Roach

Chris and superstar boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, discuss preparation for Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight!

Nov 02, 2016
Episode 59 - Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires talks Western Swing, balancing parenting with touring, & how showing up with gear that works sometimes is all you need to land a gig, on this weeks "Walking The Floor!"

Oct 31, 2016
Episode 58 - Buddy Miller

Buddy Miller once had a heart attack onstage while playing a gig, but lived to tell the tale on "Walking The Floor!"

Oct 24, 2016
Episode 57 - Michaela Anne

Michaela Anne talks us through growing up as a military kid, to discovering bluegrass in NYC, to the lack of representation for women in Country music, on this weeks "Walking The Floor."

Oct 17, 2016
Episode 56 - Whitey Morgan

Flint, Michigan's Whitey Morgan holds forth on the honky-tonk highway, opening shows for Bob Seger, and of course, GM!

Oct 10, 2016
Episode 55 - Dave Cobb

Producer Dave Cobb welcomes Chris into legendary RCA Studio A for a conversation ranging from topics such as Shooter Jennings advice to embrace his roots, to being a stranger on the town in Nashville, to his love of classic guitars like the Kramer "Baretta."

Oct 03, 2016
Episode 54 - Cody Jinks

Cody Jinks stops by "Walking The Floor" world headquarters this week to chit chat about firing band members, discovering Black Sabbath in his mom's record collection, and of course, Texas.

Sep 26, 2016
Episode 53 - Jack Ingram

Among other things, singer/songwriter Jack Ingram discusses taking a break from the mainstream business end of country music in Nashville to return to his native Texas, and the role that played in creating his latest record, "Midnight Motel."

Sep 19, 2016
Episode 52 - Wheeler Walker Jr.

Wheeler Walker Jr. declared war on mainstream Nashville country music earlier this year when he released his debut record, "Redneck Shit."  Over the course of this interview he makes a giant tour announcement, starts a beef with Margo Price, and explains the virtues of a pussy snorkel to Chris.

Sep 12, 2016
Episode 51 - Old Dominion

Chris chats with Old Dominion (Trevor, Matthew, Geoff, Whit & Brad) about van tours, the songwriting culture of Nashville, and finding inspiration in a Huey Lewis & The News concert, on this weeks episode of "Walking The Floor."  Also, don't miss their acoustic performance at the end of new song, "Not Everything's About You!"

Sep 05, 2016
Episode 50 - Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz discusses her journey from small town Texas bluegrass jams to making records and living in NYC on this weeks "Walking The Floor!"

Aug 29, 2016
Episode 49 - Ryan Bingham

Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham discusses everything from riding bulls to playing honky-tonks to moving to Los Angeles and getting a record deal, on this week's "Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett.

Aug 15, 2016
Episode 48 - Jason Isbell

On this week's episode, Chris catches up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Jason Isbell, backstage at The Greek.

Aug 01, 2016
Episode 47 - Sara Watkins

This week Sara Watkins breaks the stranglehold of white male dominance on "Walking The Floor." Oh ya, she also plays an amazing tune at the end. And we talked about Largo... not to mention how in the heck she started playing music so young... and more!

Jul 18, 2016
Episode 46 - John Doe

This week Chris talks with punk rock gentleman, John Doe, from the band X, about his new record and book. Plus, John was nice enough to let Chris sit-in for a couple tunes at the end. Yee haw!!

Jul 04, 2016
Episode 45 - Kip Moore

This week Chris talks surfing, skating & Country music with Kip Moore.

Jun 20, 2016
Episode 44 - Sam Palladio

This week Chris talks to actor/musician Sam Palladio from the hit tv show "Nashville" about how a Brit got the gig playing a Texas country singer, his first big break in a Barry Manilow themed musical, and of course, Santa Barbara slang.

Jun 06, 2016
Episode 43 - Dierks Bentley

Country music superstar Dierks Bentley talks with Chris about everything from songwriting, to moving to Nashville, to listening to Hank Williams Jr. sing "Man To Man," to the making of his new album, and more. To pre-order Dierks Bentley "Black" go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black/id1097283381

May 23, 2016
Episode 42 - Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother)

Andrew Stockdale, the mastermind behind Australia's "Wolfmother," battled sickness and promotional mayhem to sit with Chris and discuss making records, hoarding, effect pedals, and Byron Bay surfing tips.

May 16, 2016
Episode 41 - Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Listen in as Chris and Eli "Paperboy" Reed talk about old school American soul music, juke joints, gospel, songwriting, recording techniques and more!

May 02, 2016
Episode 40 - Merle Haggard Tribute

Chris' conversation with Merle Haggard from July 29, 2015.  Merle Ronald Haggard - April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016 - RIP.

Apr 18, 2016
Episode 39 - Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes)

Listen in as Chris and Spike sip espresso on the back porch and chit chat about Pittsburgh, dive bars, and the art of picking cover tunes!

Mar 28, 2016
Episode 38 - Steve Caballero

One of the true pioneers of pro skateboarding, Steve Caballero, goes deep from the comfort of his living room on such topics as classic cars, painting, family, re-learning old skate tricks, and of course, the gnar factor!

Mar 07, 2016
Episode 37 - Jack Grisham (TSOL and The Joykiller).mp3

Lead singer of punk rock bands TSOL and The Joykiller, Jack Grisham holds forth on a number of topics, including the early days of the SoCal punk rock scene, motivational speaking, revisionist punk rock history, and his passion for writing, on this weeks episode of "Walking The Floor with Chris Shiflett."

Feb 22, 2016
Episode 36 - Steven McDonald (Redd Kross).mp3

Chris closes out 2015 interviewing LA punk rock legend Steven McDonald (Redd Kross)

Dec 17, 2015
Episode 35 - Rhett Miller

This week's guest is Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter/guitarist for alt-country legends Old 97's!

Dec 02, 2015
Episode 34 - Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)

Chris talks to Dicky Barrett from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones sitting in the Floyd's Barber bus parked outside of Fenway about his life, covering everything from Norwood to Hollywood.

Nov 11, 2015
Episode 33 - Dale Watson

This week Dale Watson, honky-tonk maverick, “Ameripolitan" singer/songwriter, strums tune and talks shop with Chris Shiflett.

Oct 28, 2015
Episode 32 - Jim Lauderdale

Chris has coffee with Jim Lauderdale in a Nashville hotel room and gets all the details on his incredible life and career. Stay tuned till the end to hear a stripped down acoustic version of Jim's classic tune, "The King of Broken Hearts."

Sep 30, 2015
Episode 31 - Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

Chris chit chats with co-founder and frontman for The Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood. He even got Mr. Hood to sing a song about GG Allin!

Sep 09, 2015
Episode 30 - Merle Haggard

On this week's Walking The Floor, Chris talks with country music legend Merle Haggard.

Aug 26, 2015
Episode 29 - Mike Ness

This week Chris interviews punk rock icon Mike Ness, lead singer/guitarist for Orange County's Social Distortion.

Aug 12, 2015
Episode 28 - Sturgill Simpson

On today's episode Chris talks to the hottest name in Country music today, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson.

Jul 29, 2015
Episode 27 - Brian Whelan

Los Angeles based Seattle native, Brian Whelan, walks us through his journey coming up through the LA roots scene, from joining Dwight Yoakam's band to committing full time as a solo artist.

Jun 29, 2015
Episode 26 - Jack McCoy

Chris talks to longtime surf filmmaker, Jack McCoy, about all things surfing, stoke and aloha!

Jun 01, 2015
Episode 25 - Bloodshot Records

This week's episode is an interview with the owners of Chicago-based Insurgent Country label Bloodshot Records, Rob and Nan.

May 18, 2015
Episode 24 - Brad Paisley Pt. 2

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with Grammy award winning Country singer / guitarist Brad Paisley.

Apr 27, 2015
Episode 23 - Brad Paisley Pt. 1

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with Grammy award winning country singer Brad Paisley.

Apr 13, 2015
Episode 22 - Robbie Fulks

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with alternative country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks.

Mar 30, 2015
Episode 21 - Conner Coffin

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with pro surfer Conner Coffin.

Jul 07, 2014
Episode 20 - Keith Gattis


This week's interview is with solo artist/songwriter/guitar slinger Keith Gattis

Jun 30, 2014
Episode 19 - Kevin Smith


This week Chris interviews upright bass specialist Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson Family Band)

Jun 22, 2014
Episode 18 - Sam Jones


This week Chris interviews photographer/director/talk show host Sam Jones (off Camera)

Jun 16, 2014
Episode 17 - Sami Yaffa


This week Chris talks to ambassador of rock'n'roll, Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls, Michael Monroe Band)

Jun 02, 2014
Episode 16 - Kenny Vaughan


This week Chris talks to honky-tonk picker Kenny Vaughan of Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives!

May 27, 2014
Episode 15 - Redd Volkaert

 This week Chris talks to one of the kings of the Tele-Twang - Redd Volkaert!

May 19, 2014
Episode 14 - Matt Skiba

Matt Skiba is the singer and guitarist of the band Alkaline Trio

May 12, 2014
Episode 13 - Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is an author and historian. He wrote the critically acclaimed book, "What's The Matter With Kansas?" and is currently a columnist at Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/writer/thomas_frank

May 05, 2014
Episode 12 - Steve Earle

This week Chris talks to singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor Steve Earle.

Apr 28, 2014
Episode 11 - Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham

This week Chris talks to his buddy Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham (Social Distortion) about the joy of disco music AND discovering punk rock in Mammoth, CA from a guy with a rat tail and a Sting haircut.

Dec 24, 2013
Episode 10 - Peter Case (Part Two)

This week Chris continues his conversation with Peter Case.

Dec 16, 2013
Episode 9 - Peter Case (Part One)

This week Chris sits upstairs at McCabes Guitar Shop in a dusty little room crowded with old guitar cases, and talks to punk-rock-and-roll-folk-lifer Peter Case about his wild adventures and the artists life.

Dec 09, 2013
Episode 8 - Tommy Hays

This week Chris travels to Bakersfield, California to talk to guitarist/sideman Tommy Hays about his life and the golden age of the Bakersfield Sound.

Dec 03, 2013
Episode 7 - Dwight Yoakam (Part Two)

On this weeks edition of Walking The Floor, Chris continues his conversation with country music legend Dwight Yoakam.

Nov 25, 2013
Episode 6 - Dwight Yoakam (Part One)

This week Chris interviews the reigning king of California country music, Dwight Yoakam.

Nov 18, 2013
Episode 5 - Joe Saunders (Billy Mize)

This week Chris chats with Joe Saunders, grandson of Bakersfield country singer Billy Mize, about his new documentary "Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound."

Nov 11, 2013
Episode 4 - Robert Garcia

This week Chris travels to Oxnard, CA to chat with world famous boxing trainer Robert Garcia about growing up in a boxing family, his transition from fighter to trainer, the upcoming bout between Brandon Rios and Manny Pacquaio and a whole lot more!

Nov 04, 2013
Episode 3 - Nicholaus Arson (The Hives)

On this week's episode Chris talks to Nicholaus Arson from The Hives about his musical influences, the Swedish eye for vintage style, and making records.  Nick even settles a bet between Chris and his kids.

Oct 28, 2013
Episode 2 - John Doe

Chris talks to John Doe (X, Knitters, John Doe Thing, etc.) about punk rock, acting, horses, and more!

Oct 21, 2013
Episode 1 - Red Simpson

In the first episode of "Walking The Floor," Chris interviews legendary Bakersfield singer/songwriter Red Simpson.

Oct 14, 2013