Chris Shiflett is known around the world as the lead guitarist of the Foo Fighters, but he’s much more than just that — he’s a troubadour of sorts, having taken part in a number of projects and bands over the years, both before and during his tenure with Dave Grohl and the guys.
His latest project is a solo record, Hard Lessons, which will be released on June 14. It’ll be his fourth solo album. It was previewed already with “Welcome To Your First Heartache”:
and “Liar’s Word”:
And “This Ol’ World”:
More about the record, via the news release:
Hard Lessons was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton). The album features ten new songs and Shiflett on electric guitar, Cobb on acoustic guitar and an all-star collection of studio musicians including Chris Powell (Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson) on drums and percussion, Brian Allen (Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson) on bass, Michael Webb (Ashley Monroe, Eli Young Band) on keyboards and Paul Franklin (Vince Gill, Dire Straits) on pedal steel and Kristen Rogers (Anderson East, Lori McKenna) on harmony vocals. The album also features a duet with Elizabeth Cook on “The One You Go Home To” and special guest guitarist Laur “Little Joe” Joamets on “This Ol’ World.”
Shiflett has now also announced a run of West Coast tour dates in support of the record. Catch him and his explosive band on the road: