Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants – All Hat, No Cattle (2013)
The first thing that will surprise you is that Chris Shiflett is the lead guitar player of the Foo Fighters. The second thing that will surprise you is that this Country Rock outfit is a hell of a band, and this is no one and done side project for an artist that is known for walking on the harder side of the rock spectrum.
All Hat, No Cattle, is a brilliant, exacting tribute to The Bakersfield Sound, and a spot on homage to artists like Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, and even Merle Haggard. There is a slightly alternative Dave Alvin vibe to the record, that gives the album a more fresh and up to date sound, and it sounds like there was a hell of a good time in the recording studio, and the live shows for this band are most probably off the chain.