"Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett

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...Show More
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Episode 141 - Hayes Carll

1:09:14 | May 20th

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.
Episode 142 - Joe Firstman (Cordovas)

50:22 | Jun 3rd

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!"
Episode 140 - Will Hoge

52:23 | May 6th

Will Hoge is the people's champion!!  Not one of those paper titlists...
Episode 139 - Parker Millsap

37:54 | Apr 22nd

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!!
Episode 138 - Blackberry Smoke

57:26 | Apr 8th

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...
Episode 137 - Shakey Graves

38:04 | Mar 25th

Live from the Beer Garden stage at Luck Reunion 2019... it's Shakey Graves!!!
Episode 136 - BJ Barham (American Aquarium)

50:59 | Mar 11th

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!

03:16 | Mar 1st

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!!
Episode 135 - Garrett T. Capps

45:35 | Feb 25th

Garrett T. Capps was born in San Antone!!!!!
Episode 134 - Shooter Jennings

1:06:53 | Feb 4th

Shortly after this interview Shooter Jennings was abducted by aliens!!!
Episode 133 - Rayland Baxter

47:29 | Jan 28th

Rayland Baxter shares some pearls of wisdom on marathon writing sessions and voice memo song note organization.
Episode 132 - Manny Pacquiao

35:04 | Jan 14th

8 division world champion boxer, Manny Pacquaio, invites Chris into his home for breakfast and guitar strumming!!
Episode 131 - Mike And The Moonpies

43:31 | Dec 31st, 2018

It's steak night at Walking The Floor with Mike And The Moonpies!!!
Episode 130 - Ace Frehley

54:43 | Dec 17th, 2018

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.
Episode 129 - Carolina Story

47:27 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Ben & Emily from Carolina Story sing powerful harmonies and know a lot about white water rafting!!!
Episode 128 - Dawn Landes

36:05 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 p...Show More
Episode 127 - Sam Morrow

45:44 | Nov 5th, 2018

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.
Episode 126 - Amanda Shires

44:19 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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.
Episode 125 - Justin Moore

49:25 | Oct 8th, 2018

Arkansas native Justin Moore stops by "Walking The Floor" world headquarters ahead of the release of his brand new single, "The Ones Who Didn’t Make It Back Home!"
Episode 124 - Brent Cobb

37:02 | Sep 24th, 2018

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!
Episode 123 - Ashley Monroe

36:28 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Knoxville native, Ashley Monroe, survives a rude Uber driver to make it to "Walking The Floor" world headquarters for this weeks interview!
Episode 122 - Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes)

48:20 | Aug 20th, 2018

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."
Episode 121 - Vince Gill

51:04 | Aug 6th, 2018

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.
Episode 120 - Rhett Miller (Old 97's)

32:00 | Jul 23rd, 2018

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!!!!!!
Episode 119 - Michael Monroe

1:17:22 | Jul 9th, 2018

Glamrock'n'roll legend Michael Monroe brings his nose-flute and harmonica and lots of incredible stories to "Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett!!!!
Episode 118 - Paul Franklin

1:06:48 | Jun 25th, 2018

Pedal steel guitar master Paul Franklin discusses exactly what it is that drives lesser men insane about this instrument!!!
Episode 117 - Joshua Hedley

49:36 | Jun 11th, 2018

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!!!!
Episode 116 - Tyler Mahan Coe

45:58 | May 28th, 2018

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.
Episode 115 - Charley Crockett

47:22 | May 14th, 2018

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 s...Show More
Episode 114 - Tony Joe White

51:42 | Apr 30th, 2018

Louisiana native Tony Joe White brings the swamp down to Walking The Floor!!
Episode 113 - Drew Holcomb

57:28 | Apr 16th, 2018

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!!
Episode 112 - Dave Alvin

1:16:15 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Walking The Floor returns from winter break with roots rocking legend Dave Alvin!!
Episode 111 - Tyminski

43:40 | Dec 18th, 2017

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 C...Show More
Episode 110 - Brothers Osborne

53:53 | Dec 11th, 2017

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 Ma...Show More
Episode 109 - Bob Arum

1:30:46 | Dec 4th, 2017

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 c...Show More
Episode 108 - Cindy Wilson (B-52s)

46:15 | Nov 27th, 2017

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."
Episode 107 - Kendell Marvel

38:49 | Nov 20th, 2017

Nashville based hit-songwriter, Kendell Marvel, gives us the "Lowdown & Lonesome" on his debut record!
Episode 106 - Alex Williams

39:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

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!"
Episode 105 - Colter Wall

1:03:12 | Nov 6th, 2017

A cold and lonely prairie wind blows through "Walking The Floor" world headquarters as Colter Wall pays us a visit.
Episode 104 - Lee Ann Womack

30:08 | Oct 30th, 2017

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."
Episode 103 - Elizabeth Cook

1:08:18 | Oct 23rd, 2017

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!!
Episode 102 - Lillie Mae

59:39 | Oct 16th, 2017

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 Whit...Show More
Episode 101 - Pokey Lafarge

48:27 | Oct 9th, 2017

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??
Episode 100 - Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel)

1:33:58 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson gives us a history lesson on Country Music and all things Western Swing!!!
Episode 99 - Anderson East

41:30 | Sep 25th, 2017

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.
Episode 98 - Lindi Ortega

39:25 | Sep 18th, 2017

Canadian singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega stops by to have a chat about her latest ep "Til The Goin' Gets Gone."
Episode 97 - Chris Stapleton

1:07:55 | Sep 11th, 2017

Superstar singer/songwriter/guitarist/all-around-badass Chris Stapleton takes us through his incredible journey through the Nashville music world.
Episode 96 - Tyler Childers

29:59 | Sep 4th, 2017

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."
Episode 95 - Steve Earle

1:06:27 | Aug 28th, 2017

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!!!!!!!!!!
Episode 94 - Paul Kelly

57:30 | Aug 21st, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly discusses his life, career & new record "Life Is Fine."
Episode 93 - Lukas Nelson

53:02 | Jul 10th, 2017

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.
Episode 92 - Sheryl Crow

58:11 | Jul 3rd, 2017

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!!
Episode 91 - Butch Walker

1:43:30 | Jun 26th, 2017

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!!
Episode 90 - Rod Melancon

47:58 | Jun 19th, 2017

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 hi...Show More
Episode 89 - Justin Townes Earle

58:29 | Jun 12th, 2017

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!
Episode 88 - Robbie Robertson

1:14:24 | Jun 5th, 2017

Living Rock'N'Roll Americana legend Robbie Robertson discusses all the details in his new book "Testimony: A Memoir."
Episode 87 - Dave Hause

1:21:03 | May 29th, 2017

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!
Episode 86 - Jim Breuer

1:15:53 | May 22nd, 2017

Comedian Jim Breuer takes me through his love of all things Heavy Metal and comedy (and of course, being a dad!).
Episode 85 - Sunny Sweeney

48:22 | May 15th, 2017

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 (...Show More
Episode 84 - Jade Jackson

41:54 | May 8th, 2017

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!
Episode 83 - Joe Sib

1:49:41 | May 1st, 2017

My old friend Joe Sib takes us through the years, from skateboarding to punk rock to owning a record label to becoming a comedian!
Episode 82 - Jaime Wyatt

43:38 | Apr 24th, 2017

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 Sa...Show More
Episode 81 - Sam Outlaw

55:48 | Apr 17th, 2017

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.
Episode 80 - Imelda May

54:04 | Apr 10th, 2017

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."
Episode 79 - Paul Cauthen

46:57 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Texas bred singer/songwriter Paul Cauthen brings his gospel on in to the "Walking The Floor" studios for a chat with Chris.
Episode 78 - Rodney Crowell

1:07:14 | Mar 27th, 2017

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.
Episode 77 - Bob Mould

38:36 | Mar 20th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Episode 76 - Marty Stuart

1:02:53 | Mar 13th, 2017

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."
Episode 75 - Davey & Jade (AFI & Blaqk Audio)

48:27 | Mar 6th, 2017

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.
Episode 74 - Tucker Beathard

34:51 | Feb 27th, 2017

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 rendi...Show More
Episode 73 - Lucinda Williams

1:21:26 | Feb 20th, 2017

Lucinda Williams takes Chris through the ups and downs of a long and wonderful career.
Episode 72 - Andrew Leahey

46:10 | Feb 13th, 2017

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.
Episode 71 - Aaron Lee Tasjan

53:38 | Feb 6th, 2017

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."
Episode 70 - Courtney Marie Andrews

38:38 | Jan 30th, 2017

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 O...Show More
Episode 69 - Tim Easton

1:26:49 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Chris and Americana veteran Tim Easton get down to the nitty gritty in this open and honest discussion.
Episode 68 - Slim Jim Phantom

1:40:49 | Dec 19th, 2016

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.
Episode 67 - Mickey Raphael

43:10 | Dec 12th, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 66 - Taylor Goldsmith

49:12 | Dec 5th, 2016

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!
Episode 65 - BJ Barham

1:13:33 | Nov 28th, 2016

Populism abounds in this conversation with the hardest working man in Americana - BJ Barham!
Episode 64 - Lydia Loveless

42:41 | Nov 21st, 2016

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."
Episode 63 - Robert Ellis

49:34 | Nov 14th, 2016

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 "Dr...Show More
Episode 62 - John Moreland

41:53 | Nov 7th, 2016

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."
Episode 61 - Thomas Frank

55:26 | Nov 4th, 2016

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!"
Episode 60 - Freddie Roach

37:53 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Chris and superstar boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, discuss preparation for Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight!
Episode 59 - Amanda Shires

48:55 | Oct 31st, 2016

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!"
Episode 58 - Buddy Miller

42:44 | Oct 24th, 2016

Buddy Miller once had a heart attack onstage while playing a gig, but lived to tell the tale on "Walking The Floor!"
Episode 57 - Michaela Anne

1:09:48 | Oct 17th, 2016

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."
Episode 56 - Whitey Morgan

49:21 | Oct 10th, 2016

Flint, Michigan's Whitey Morgan holds forth on the honky-tonk highway, opening shows for Bob Seger, and of course, GM!
Episode 55 - Dave Cobb

45:11 | Oct 3rd, 2016

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 "B...Show More
Episode 54 - Cody Jinks

35:54 | Sep 26th, 2016

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.
Episode 53 - Jack Ingram

1:12:56 | Sep 19th, 2016

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."
Episode 52 - Wheeler Walker Jr.

1:16:48 | Sep 12th, 2016

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 expl...Show More
Episode 51 - Old Dominion

38:35 | Sep 5th, 2016

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 the...Show More
Episode 50 - Sarah Jarosz

43:24 | Aug 29th, 2016

Sarah Jarosz discusses her journey from small town Texas bluegrass jams to making records and living in NYC on this weeks "Walking The Floor!"
Episode 49 - Ryan Bingham

47:20 | Aug 15th, 2016

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.
Episode 48 - Jason Isbell

41:15 | Aug 1st, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris catches up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Jason Isbell, backstage at The Greek.
Episode 47 - Sara Watkins

50:33 | Jul 18th, 2016

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 mor...Show More
Episode 46 - John Doe

55:17 | Jul 4th, 2016

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!!
Episode 45 - Kip Moore

33:49 | Jun 20th, 2016

This week Chris talks surfing, skating & Country music with Kip Moore.
Episode 44 - Sam Palladio

40:13 | Jun 6th, 2016

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.
Episode 43 - Dierks Bentley

45:21 | May 23rd, 2016

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 t...Show More
Episode 42 - Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother)

34:37 | May 16th, 2016

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.
Episode 41 - Eli "Paperboy" Reed

1:00:06 | May 2nd, 2016

Listen in as Chris and Eli "Paperboy" Reed talk about old school American soul music, juke joints, gospel, songwriting, recording techniques and more!
Episode 40 - Merle Haggard Tribute

50:50 | Apr 18th, 2016

Chris' conversation with Merle Haggard from July 29, 2015.  Merle Ronald Haggard - April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016 - RIP.
Episode 39 - Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes)

1:08:34 | Mar 28th, 2016

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!
Episode 38 - Steve Caballero

41:43 | Mar 7th, 2016

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!
Episode 37 - Jack Grisham (TSOL and The Joykiller).mp3

1:25:20 | Feb 22nd, 2016

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 w...Show More
Episode 36 - Steven McDonald (Redd Kross).mp3

1:27:09 | Dec 17th, 2015

Chris closes out 2015 interviewing LA punk rock legend Steven McDonald (Redd Kross)
Episode 35 - Rhett Miller

1:06:12 | Dec 2nd, 2015

This week's guest is Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter/guitarist for alt-country legends Old 97's!
Episode 34 - Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)

28:27 | Nov 11th, 2015

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.
Episode 33 - Dale Watson

1:08:04 | Oct 28th, 2015

This week Dale Watson, honky-tonk maverick, “Ameripolitan" singer/songwriter, strums tune and talks shop with Chris Shiflett.
Episode 32 - Jim Lauderdale

1:26:41 | Sep 30th, 2015

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."
Episode 31 - Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

1:08:48 | Sep 9th, 2015

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!
Episode 30 - Merle Haggard

52:30 | Aug 26th, 2015

On this week's Walking The Floor, Chris talks with country music legend Merle Haggard.
Episode 29 - Mike Ness

55:48 | Aug 12th, 2015

This week Chris interviews punk rock icon Mike Ness, lead singer/guitarist for Orange County's Social Distortion.
Episode 28 - Sturgill Simpson

38:53 | Jul 29th, 2015

On today's episode Chris talks to the hottest name in Country music today, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson.
Episode 27 - Brian Whelan

1:13:36 | Jun 29th, 2015

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.
Episode 26 - Jack McCoy

53:13 | Jun 1st, 2015

Chris talks to longtime surf filmmaker, Jack McCoy, about all things surfing, stoke and aloha!
Episode 25 - Bloodshot Records

52:36 | May 18th, 2015

This week's episode is an interview with the owners of Chicago-based Insurgent Country label Bloodshot Records, Rob and Nan.
Episode 24 - Brad Paisley Pt. 2

52:08 | Apr 27th, 2015

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with Grammy award winning Country singer / guitarist Brad Paisley.
Episode 23 - Brad Paisley Pt. 1

51:53 | Apr 13th, 2015

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with Grammy award winning country singer Brad Paisley.
Episode 22 - Robbie Fulks

47:29 | Mar 30th, 2015

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with alternative country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks.
Episode 21 - Conner Coffin

46:48 | Jul 7th, 2014

On this week's "Walking The Floor", Chris talks with pro surfer Conner Coffin.
Episode 20 - Keith Gattis

53:50 | Jun 30th, 2014

This week's interview is with solo artist/songwriter/guitar slinger Keith Gattis
Episode 19 - Kevin Smith

37:16 | Jun 22nd, 2014

This week Chris interviews upright bass specialist Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson Family Band)
Episode 18 - Sam Jones

1:12:43 | Jun 16th, 2014

This week Chris interviews photographer/director/talk show host Sam Jones (off Camera)
Episode 17 - Sami Yaffa

1:17:02 | Jun 2nd, 2014

This week Chris talks to ambassador of rock'n'roll, Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls, Michael Monroe Band)
Episode 16 - Kenny Vaughan

1:16:40 | May 27th, 2014

This week Chris talks to honky-tonk picker Kenny Vaughan of Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives!
Episode 15 - Redd Volkaert

52:15 | May 19th, 2014

This week Chris talks to one of the kings of the Tele-Twang - Redd Volkaert!
Episode 14 - Matt Skiba

1:03:55 | May 12th, 2014

Matt Skiba is the singer and guitarist of the band Alkaline Trio
Episode 13 - Thomas Frank

1:03:22 | May 5th, 2014

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.comhttp://www.salon.com/writer/thomas_frank
Episode 12 - Steve Earle

32:20 | Apr 28th, 2014

This week Chris talks to singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor Steve Earle.
Episode 11 - Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham

1:28:17 | Dec 24th, 2013

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.
Episode 10 - Peter Case (Part Two)

37:02 | Dec 16th, 2013

This week Chris continues his conversation with Peter Case.
Episode 9 - Peter Case (Part One)

55:26 | Dec 9th, 2013

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.
Episode 8 - Tommy Hays

53:02 | Dec 3rd, 2013

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.
Episode 7 - Dwight Yoakam (Part Two)

37:42 | Nov 25th, 2013

On this weeks edition of Walking The Floor, Chris continues his conversation with country music legend Dwight Yoakam.
Episode 6 - Dwight Yoakam (Part One)

1:02:40 | Nov 18th, 2013

This week Chris interviews the reigning king of California country music, Dwight Yoakam.
Episode 5 - Joe Saunders (Billy Mize)

49:27 | Nov 11th, 2013

This week Chris chats with Joe Saunders, grandson of Bakersfield country singer Billy Mize, about his new documentary "Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound."
Episode 4 - Robert Garcia

41:37 | Nov 4th, 2013

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!
Episode 3 - Nicholaus Arson (The Hives)

28:06 | Oct 28th, 2013

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.
Episode 2 - John Doe

30:21 | Oct 21st, 2013

Chris talks to John Doe (X, Knitters, John Doe Thing, etc.) about punk rock, acting, horses, and more!
Episode 1 - Red Simpson

27:14 | Oct 14th, 2013

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