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!
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!
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.
My buddy Charlie Worsham zooms in for our 200th episode to chat guitars, recording, the biz and so much more!!
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!!
Jackson Browne discusses his new album, writing songs about politics, and fends off my request to surf his local break :)
The American Songster himself - Dom Flemons - teaches a master class in old time music and black cowboys!!
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."
Morgan Wade discusses her journey through the music biz as well as the joy of eating red velvet cupcakes while ultra-running!
At long last, the magnificent Corb Lund joins us on Walking The Floor!!
Jay Bentley from Bad Religion delivers pearls of wisdom on all things punk rock and beyond.
Imelda May returns to Walking The Floor (and brings her seagulls with her)!
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!
Bluegrass legend Del McCoury is todays guest. You're welcome!!!
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!
Suggs from Madness beams in from a seaside English town to discuss everything from two-tone to Tommy Cooper!
Devon Gilfillian demonstrates the beauty of all the many 7th chords.
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!
Tommy Emmanuel talks acoustic guitars and Chet Atkins like only a Certified Guitar Player can!
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!
Minneapolis' veteran Americana band The Jayhawks are this weeks guests!
Waylon Payne drops in to discuss the sins of the father and so much more!!
This episode has a nasty groove courtesy of rock'n'roll drumming legend Mr. Tommy Lee!!!
Rockabilly guitar legend Mr. Brian Setzer is at long last on Walking The Floor!!!
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.
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.
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!
Bluegrass guitar slinger Billy Strings gives me a lesson in hot licks and fishing on acid on this weeks episode!!
Jaren Johnston, frontman/guitarist for Cadillac Three, hit songwriter AND Nashville native, explains exactly why it's hard out there for a country boy.
Singer/songwriter S.G. Goodman details the glorious fun that is releasing your debut album in the middle of a global pandemic.
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!!
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!!
Shelby Lynne zooms on in to discuss her latest self-titled record, the pitfalls of the music biz, gardening, and of course, negativity!!
Writer Thomas Frank returns to the show today to chat about his latest book, "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism."
Lucinda Williams announces her run for the presidency on this weeks episode!!! (Not really but it got your attention, right???)
The Balladeer herself, Lori McKenna, zooms in from Massachusetts to reveal all her deepest, darkest songwriting secrets!!
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!!
From growing up out west to making music with Randy Newman, we cover it all with this weeks guest Brandy Clark!
What do you get when Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and Guy Clark have a baby?? You get todays guest - Pat Green!!!!
The pride of Dixon, CA, Jon Pardi, zooms in on today's episode to discuss honky-tonk, happy cows and punk rock.
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!
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.
Nashville ripper, Sadler Vaden, sits through not one, but two remote interviews with "Walking The Floor" chief luddite, Chris Shiflett!!!
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!!
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!!!
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!
Americana Music Association lifetime achievement award-winning Delbert McClinton gives us the full oral history of all things Delbert McClinton!!
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.
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!
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!
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!