Chris Shiflett will release new solo album Hard Lessons on 21st June 2019.
Released via East Beach Records & Tapes/Thirty Tigers, Hard Lessons is available to pre-order now and is produced by Dave Cobb. The album features 10 new songs including the single Welcome to Your First Heartache and the previously released This Ol’ World.
Hard Lessons was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A. The album features Shiflett on electric guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar as well as 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.
Of the album, Shiflett comments, “I remember one night between Foo Fighters gigs last year I went out for dinner with Dave to chit chat about making this record. He said he had a vision of me playing through an old Marshall JCM-800. So, when it came time to record, we found one on Craigslist, cranked it up and it was perfect.”
Chris continues: “I think this record hits a little closer to mixing everywhere I’ve been musically into one big blender and comes out something a little different. Since it was my second time working with Cobb and Co. out there at RCA Studio A, I kind of knew what to expect as far as his process, so I intentionally didn’t overthink or over-demo the songs because I didn’t want to get too stuck on any ideas I brought with me. I couldn’t be more excited about the results.”
Elizabeth Cook duets with Shiflett on The One You Go Home To and special guest guitarist Laur “Little Joe” Joamets appears on This Ol’ World.
The track listing for Hard Lessons is:
1. Liar’s Word
2. This Ol’ World
3. Welcome To Your First Heartache
4. The Hardest Lessons
5. The One You Go Home To (feat. Elizabeth Cook)
6. Fool’s Gold
7. I Thought You’d Never Leave
8. Weak Heart
9. Marfa On My Mind
10. Leaving Again
In support of the record Chris Shiflett will play the following UK dates:
Sat 30th – Dublin, Ireland, The Grand Social
Sun 31st – Brighton, The Haunt
Mon 1st – London, Omeara
Tues 2nd – Bristol, Fleece
Thurs 4th – Manchester, Night & Day
Fri 5th – Glasgow, Classic Grand
Sat 6th – Edinburgh, La Belle Angle