"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 129 - Carolina Story
47:27

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

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 128 - Dawn Landes
36:05

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
45:44

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
44:19

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
49:25

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
37:02

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
36:28

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)
48:20

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
51:04

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)
32:00

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
01:17:22

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
01:06:48

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
49:36

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
45:58

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
47:22

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
51:42

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

Apr 30, 2018
Episode 113 - Drew Holcomb
57:28

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
01:16:15

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

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 111 - Tyminski
43:40

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
53:53

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
01:30:46

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)
46:15

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
38:49

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

Nov 20, 2017
Episode 106 - Alex Williams
39:00

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
01:03:12

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
30:08

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
01:08:18

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
59:39

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
48:27

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)
01:33:58

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
41:30

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
39:25

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
01:07:55

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
29:59

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
01:06:27

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
57:30

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

Aug 21, 2017
Episode 93 - Lukas Nelson
53:02

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
58:11

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
01:43:30

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
47:58

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
58:29

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
01:14:24

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
01:21:03

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
01:15:53

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
48:22

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
41:54

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
01:49:41

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
43:38

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
55:48

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
54:04

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
46:57

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
01:07:14

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
38:36

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
01:02:53

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)
48:27

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
34:51

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
01:21:26

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

Feb 20, 2017
Episode 72 - Andrew Leahey
46:10

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
53:38

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
38:38

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
01:26:49

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
01:40:49

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
43:10

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
49:12

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
01:13:33

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

Nov 28, 2016
Episode 64 - Lydia Loveless
42:41

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
49:34

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
41:53

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
55:26

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
37:53

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

Nov 02, 2016
Episode 59 - Amanda Shires
48:55

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
42:44

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
01:09:48

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
49:21

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
45:11

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
35:54

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
01:12:56

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.
01:16:48

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
38:35

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
43:24

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
47:20

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
41:15

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
50:33

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
55:17

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
33:49

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

Jun 20, 2016
Episode 44 - Sam Palladio
40:13

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
45:21

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)
34:37

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
01:00:06

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
50:50

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)
01:08:34

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
41:43

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
01:25:20

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
01:27:09

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

Dec 17, 2015
Episode 35 - Rhett Miller
01:06:12

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)
28:27

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
01:08:04

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
01:26:41

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)
01:08:48

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
52:30

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

Aug 26, 2015
Episode 29 - Mike Ness
55:48

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
38:53

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
01:13:36

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
53:13

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

Jun 01, 2015
Episode 25 - Bloodshot Records
52:36

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
52:08

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
51:53

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

Apr 13, 2015
Episode 22 - Robbie Fulks
47:29

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

Mar 30, 2015
Episode 21 - Conner Coffin
46:48

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

Jul 07, 2014
Episode 20 - Keith Gattis
53:50

 

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

Jun 30, 2014
Episode 19 - Kevin Smith
37:16

 

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

Jun 22, 2014
Episode 18 - Sam Jones
01:12:43

 

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

Jun 16, 2014
Episode 17 - Sami Yaffa
01:17:02

 

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
01:16:40

 

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

May 27, 2014
Episode 15 - Redd Volkaert
52:15

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

May 19, 2014
Episode 14 - Matt Skiba
01:03:55

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

May 12, 2014
Episode 13 - Thomas Frank
01:03:22

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
32:20

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

Apr 28, 2014
Episode 11 - Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham
01:28:17

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)
37:02

This week Chris continues his conversation with Peter Case.

Dec 16, 2013
Episode 9 - Peter Case (Part One)
55:26

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
53:02

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)
37:42

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)
01:02:40

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

Nov 18, 2013
Episode 5 - Joe Saunders (Billy Mize)
49:27

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
41:37

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)
28:06

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
30:21

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
27:14

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

Oct 14, 2013