Shiflett walks the floor with Paisley
Monday, April 13, 2015
– Chris Shiflett, frontman of Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants and guitarist for Foo Fighters, re-launched his Walking The Floor podcast of interviews Brad Paisley.
The podcast, which debuted on Rolling Stone Country this morning, can also be downloaded.
The second half of the interview will be available on Monday, April 27.
Since its late 2013 launch, Walking The Floor has presented conversations between Shiflett and fellow artists from all walks of life. The 23 episodes include interviews with Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Red Simpson, Redd Volkaert and Robbie Fulks; author Thomas Frank; pro-surfer Connor Coffin; photographer/director/talk show host Sam Jones; boxing trainer Robert Garcia; and rockers like John Doe (X), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham (Social Distortion) and Nicholaus Arson (The Hives). Upcoming podcasts will feature interviews with Sturgill Simpson, Jim Lauderdale and Mike Ness (Social Distortion).
Shiflett has released two albums with The Dead Peasants, 2010's self-titled debut and 2013's "All Hat And No Cattle," which contains nine old-school honky-tonk songs and one original.
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