Dale Watson Chats With Chris Shiflett for ‘Walking the Floor’ Podcast [Exclusive Premiere]
Shiflett, Walking the Floor's host, is the frontman of Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants and a guitarist for the Foo Fighters. He has been hosting the podcast since 2013. His interview with Watson took place in Los Angeles on the day after Watson played a gig nearby. The two sat down for over an hour to discuss a variety of topics, including Watson's new album, Call Me Insane, Nashville country (and why Watson is glad he's not a part of that scene) and Watson's brand of country, known as "Ameripolitan."
Watson, never one to shy away from voicing his opinion, speaks his mind throughout the interview, making for one interesting podcast. Press play below to listen to the entire episode.
Shiflett, who calls Watson's voice "amazing," advises listeners, "Make sure you listen to this interview all the way through, because [Watson] does a really great stripped-down version of his song "Runaway.""
Though it's been 20 years since Watson released his debut album, he is more relevant than ever. His new album charted on the Billboard Country Albums chart -- a feat that he only accomplished once before.
“It’s weird,” Watson tells The Boot with a laugh. “I’m a 20-year overnight success … Just keep doing what you love, and it all seems to work out.”
Since its launch in late 2013, Shiflett’s podcast has featured interviews with artists from a wide range of genres, including Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard and more from the country music scene.
Listen to Walking the Floor, Episode 33: Dale Watson: