The guitarist talks about his new solo do the job, like the recently unveiled single, “Long Very long Calendar year,” and much additional.
Episode 139 of The JamBase Podcast, a companion of the Osiris Media Community, features an job interview with guitarist Chris Shiflett, who is a member of Foo Fighters. JamBase’s Andy Kahn spoke to Shiflett about his solo do the job, which incorporates a freshly introduced one, “Long Extended Yr,” and substantially extra.
Following last episode’s interview with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, Shiflett’s appearance helps make it again-to-back again episodes that includes Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame associates as company on The JamBase Podcast. The interview with Shiflett largely concentrated on his solo perform, specially his new single, “Long Lengthy Year.” The observe was created by Vance Powell, who blended and engineered Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest solo album and blended, engineered and co-manufactured Phish’s 2020 studio album, Sigma Oasis.
Shiflett discussed entrusting Powell – who also worked with Chris Stapleton, Jack White and quite a few others – with putting jointly the group of musicians that had been aspect of the recording classes for “Long Extensive 12 months.” Signing up for Shiflett ended up ace gamers mandolinist/vocalist Sierra Hull, bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Jack White), drummer Julian Doro (Eagles of Dying Steel, The Whigs), metal guitarist Luke Schneider (Margo Rate, Orville Peck) and keyboardist Mike Webb (Will Hoge, Brandy Clark).
The classes were held at Powell’s studio in Nashville, and Shiflett explained how Nashville motivated the file. He thorough some of his place-leaning influences, from legends like Waylon Jennings to his existing modern collaborator HARDY.
Shiflett discussed crafting the solitary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, although not wanting to generate a COVID tune precisely. He talked about how the lockdown forced him, like a lot of of his fellow musicians, to turn into superior at recording himself but also how the “Long Long Year” demo differed rather considerably from its closing arrangement.
Out of respect for Shiflett and his bandmates’ privateness, a short sharing of condolences was the only point out of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Shiflett will be carrying out with Foo Fighters on Saturday in London at an all-star tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins, who sadly passed absent earlier this 12 months.
The job interview also touched on Shiflett’s programs to situation a abide by-up solitary, “Born & Raised” as perfectly as a solo album recorded with distinct musicians, the standing of his podcast Going for walks the Flooring and much more.
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