[Cover photo credit to Joey Martinez]
Veteran Rocker, podcast host, songwriter, and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has released an LP of Southern California-inspired and Nashville-recorded Country-Rock music via Blue Élan Records. Lost at Sea finds Shiflett building on his last two albums: West Coast Town’s (2017) and Hard Lessons’ (2019).
Shiflett recorded the majority of the new album in Nashville, working with Producer and collaborator Jaren Johnston, frontman of the Cadillac Three, and a small cast of experienced Americana artists. Among them were fellow guitarists Charlie Worsham, Tom Bukovac, and Nathan Keeterle.
He also teamed up with a number of co-writers, partnering with Kendell Marvel, Cody Jinks, and others to fill Lost at Sea with eclectic storylines.
The most recent single from the album has been “Weigh You Down.” The song was originally inspired by Shiflett’s wife’s birthday.
We all get a little funny when those numbers start getting too big but this was me trying to remind her that the number doesn’t matter and we have so much to be grateful and happy for, which she of course already knew. On the musical side, I loved putting the slide guitar solo together. I don’t play much slide and always have to think it through a lot and work it out, but I love the end results.
Shiflett is set to make two more on-stage appearances this year, both of which are for his Annual Hometown Holiday Hoedown in Santa Barbara on December 22nd and 23rd.
Catch Chris Shiflett On Tour:
Dec. 22 – Santa Barbara, CA – 3rd Annual Hometown Holiday Hoedown
Dec. 23 – Santa Barbara, CA – 3rd Annual Hometown Holiday Hoedown