While Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Shiflett gets a lot of recognition for his role in Foo Fighters, the modern-day guitar hero has seemingly always had one foot in the country music world—and, these days, he’s been spending a lot of time making music in Nashville. Just this week, Shiflett played the Grand Ole Opry alongside a best-of-Nashville band—Sierra Hull (mandolin), Mike Bub (bass), Michael Cleveland (fiddle)—and today, he released his second of two singles recorded with legendary producer Vance Powell, “Born & Raised.” Shiflett began writing the tune while surfing his hometown Santa Barbara coastline but finished it in Music City where a group of Americana studio all-stars—bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Jack White, Wanda Jackson), drummer Julian Doro (Eagles of Death Metal, The Whigs), keyboardist Mike Webb, and steel guitarist Luke Schneider—brought “Born & Raised” to life.
A swirl of West Coast nostalgia, heartland hooks, and Deluxe Reverb drive, the song unfolds like a love letter to one's roots, delivered by a man who's spent most of his adulthood on the move. “Born & Raised” and Shiflett’s recently-released “Long, Long Year” are both songs that find Shiflett in a reflective mood, looking at where he's been before heading toward whatever's next. Speaking of what’s next, fans of Shiflett should certainly be keeping an eye out for even more new music over the next year.
Fans can save “Born & Raised” here and watch the lyric video now at this link. Don't forget to check out “Long, Long Year” right here. A list of Shiflett’s upcoming tour dates can be found below or at chrisshiflettmusic.com/shows.
Shiflett On The Recording Of “Born & Raised”: “My trip out to Nashville in March of 2021 was my first time recording any solo material since I made Hard Lessons. I hadn’t done much traveling post-covid lockdown so I was a little nervous heading out there to work with a producer and roomful of musicians I didn’t really know. In true Nashville style we made our introductions and got right down to work, hammering out the basic tracks in a few hours. Vance was great and made me feel right at home, and the group of players he put together were on point.”
Catch Chris Shiflett On Tour:
Sept. 17 - Redondo Beach, CA - BeachLife Ranch Festival 2022
Dec. 3 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Dec. 8 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
Dec. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Las Vegas
Dec. 28 - Los Angels, CA - The Belasco