A case could easily be made that Chris Shiflett is the busiest (and most hyphenated) man in rock & roll. However, last summer the singer-songwriter-guitarist-bandleader-podcaster was able to find a small hole in his packed schedule to travel to Nashville’s RCA Studio A to work with celebrated producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell). The result is West Coast Town, Shiflett’s third solo album of punk pedigree meets California country…
There’s always been a connection between punk rock and country music, especially the honky-tonk side of country,” Shiflett says. “I think it all comes down to attitude. You can draw a straight line from Hank Williams to [Social Distortion’s] Mike Ness. There’s a certain defiant streak and rebelliousness in both genres.
All it took was one boxing class, and Chris Shiflett was hooked. But once the solo artist and guitarist for the Foo Fighters was in, just working out wasn’t enough.
“I loved the workout, but once I started doing the workout, I got kind of obsessed with the sport and just started following it.”
You know what happened next. A couple White Collar Boxing fights, then Shiflett wanted to test himself on the amateur scene.
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“West Coast Town” is the title track off Chris Shiflett’s new album, out April 14th!