Chris Shiflett

In collaboration with non-profit art studio Soundwaves Art Foundation, a number of Blue Élan Records artists have joined together to sell limited-edition, autographed artworks made from the soundwaves of their songs.  The artworks, created by artist and founder of Soundwaves Art Foundation Tim Wakefield, will be sold to raise funds for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are faced with physical or mental health issues, disabilit

“It’s kind of classic country chords,” says Chris Shiflett about his brand new tune “Dead And Gone.” He’s not wrong, but it’s so much more than that. The two-step-ish feel is there, as are the sweet dobro playing of Charlie Worsham and the swampy tremolo guitar tones of Tom Bukovac, but a wildly fuzzy electric guitar fills the space between Shiflett’s slightly overdriven and doubled vocal lines. He stomps on another pedal for his solo that splits his guitar into three whole octaves of in-your-face chicken pickin’ licks.

Those who’ve been following the trajectory of modern-day guitar hero Chris Shiflett—outside of his role in Foo Fighters—will already know of his musical mission to unite his SoCal rock roots and Nashville influences to create a fresh new sound altogether.

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.

Punk veteran. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Alt-country songwriter. Modern-day guitar hero. For more than 25 years, Foo Fighters six-stringer Chris Shiflett has blurred the lines between genre and generation, balancing his full-band projects with an ongoing solo career.

Chris Shiflett is adding new dates to his U.S. tour including stops at Chicago’s Schubas Tavern, Milwaukee’s Backroom at Colectivo, Indianapolis’ Hi-Fi and Cincinnati’s Top Cats among others. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. local time. See below for a complete tour itinerary.

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