Among the most beloved and respected entertainers in the music industry today, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show continues to keep the spirit of the past alive with their authentic delivery of Bluegrass and Classic Country Music. “Real Music” as they like to put it. Harnessing the synergy and raw edginess of Classic Country Acts of the 1940’s and 50’s they bring the best of the past to the present with their high energy single microphone stage show. For nearly a quarter of a century, they have touched the hearts of countless fans across the United States, Canada and abroad while establishing themselves as one of the most dynamic musical acts of this generation.
The band first gained national attention back in 2000 with their self-titled debut release on Rebel Records. The single “Where the smoke goes up” went to the top of the charts bringing the band instant recognition with a song and a sound they could easily be identified with. Their most commercially successful song came in 2003 as “Worries on my Mind” went to number 40 in the Texas “Top 40” Music charts. A few years later in 2011 the album “Worries on my Mind” was ranked by “Texas Music Magazine” as number 2 in the “Top 10 Texas Bluegrass albums of all time” coming in just behind The Dixie Chick’s album “Thank Heavens for Dale Evans”. Their last recording project “Take Me Back” on Pinecastle Records received rave reviews and widespread airplay. It was ranked as number 8 in Bluegrass Music Profiles top 10 albums for 2012. The group’s latest project “Sho-Nuff Country”on Patuxent Music is due for release in early fall of 2016.
The group is closely associated with “Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass festival in Bean Blossom Indiana, where Karl holds the title of “Ambassador of Bean Blossom”. The group performs there twice each year in June and September. The band has also gained further popularity through their frequent guest appearances on RFD-TV which have made them a household name among many viewers of the rural network.
For a down home, audience pleasing, good natured, toe tapping good time this is one band you don’t want to miss.