Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
Pinecastle Records Releases The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show's Take Me Back
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COLUMBUS, NC (July 17, 2012) - Pinecastle Records has released Take Me Back, from The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, the band's first album since 2003. The band has been touring nationwide for decades, and fans have highly anticipated new material from the band.
"Take Me Back is primarily a collection of tunes I heard and learned while growing up in Texas in the mid-sixties-about 45 years ago,” explains Shiflett. The material covers songs from legends in bluegrass and country such as Don Gibson, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Wills, Faron Young, Willie Nelson and Floyd Tillman. There are several original tunes on the new release, including “Song on the Jukebox” written by Monroe Fields and a gospel song called “Open up your Heart (and let Jesus In),” written by Karl Shiflett.
The current line-up for The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show includes: Karl Shiflett (lead vocals/rhythm guitar). Kris Shiflett (acoustic upright bass), Chris Hill (banjo/harmony vocals), C.J. Lewandowski (mandolin/harmony vocals) and Billy Hurt (fiddle).
Radio DJs across the country are already spinning the new album which spans the gap between classic country and bluegrass.
"Take Me Back by [The] Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show captures that bluegrass yowl that puts a powerful fire into the album's sound." - John Shelton Ivany, jsitop21.com
"...'Take Me Back to Tulsa,' kind of a surprise. I like genre bending." – Phil Nusbaum, Bluegrass Review
"The new release was well worth the wait. The album keeps traditional bluegrass alive. Another great album!" - Wayne Nault, WYKX
"Really like Karl Shifflett & Big Countrys' new CD. There are times on my program I need to circle back to a good old-fashioned sound or even a classic country tune done up bluegrass style and this is right in Karl's wheelhouse." – Jerry Mills, KOLT
To view the band's 2012 tour dates, visit www.karlshiflett.com
Karl Shiflett at www.pinecastlemusic.com
About Pinecastle Records:
Pinecastle Records was created nearly 22 years ago as a favor to a friend and has since grown into a legendary label with nearly 250 releases in its catalog including titles from some of the most influential musicians in the bluegrass genre such as Eddie Adcock, The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse and Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen. Pinecastle has always placed an emphasis on fostering the talents of bluegrass up and comers and has helped with the growth of the careers of Terry Eldredge, Jesse Brock, Josh Williams, and Kristin Scott Benson, among others. Today, Pinecastle is situated in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina owned by businessman and medical doctor, Lonnie Lassiter.
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