Dirt Floor

Dirt Floor
Studio album by Chris Whitley
Released March 17, 1998
Recorded December 4, 1997
Genre Blues
Length 27:06
Label Messenger Records
Producer Craig Street
Chris Whitley chronology
Terra Incognita
Dirt Floor
Live at Martyrs'

Dirt Floor is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Whitley.

It was produced by Craig Street and recorded live direct to a two-track analog recorder using a single stereo ribbon microphone by Danny Kadar at Blue Moon Racing Shop (Whitley's father's barn) in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

This recording was also released by Classic Records in two audiophile formats. It was released in digital audio disk (DAD) 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio format playable with DVD hardware. Classic Records also released it in 180 gram vinyl audio format.


Track listing

All tracks written by Chris Whitley.

  1. "Scrapyard Lullaby" – 3:42
  2. "Indian Summer" – 3:39
  3. "Accordingly" – 3:27
  4. "Wild Country" – 3:08
  5. "Ball peen Hammer" – 2:38
  6. "From One island to Another" – 2:17
  7. "Altitude" – 2:52
  8. "Dirt Floor" – 2:10
  9. "Loco Girl" – 3:08

The import version of this album contains the following bonus tracks. All tracks written by Chris Whitley unless otherwise noted:

  1. "The Model" (Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, and Emil SchultKraftwerk) – 2:58
  2. "Alien (live)" – 4:45
  3. "Living with the Law (live)" – 3:57

Critical Praise

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]


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