Pinecastle releases Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show album

Published 8:47 pm Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pinecastle Records in Columbus 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 Pinecastle officials said fans have been eagerly anticipating 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,” said Karl 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. The release also offers several original tunes, 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 deejays across the country are already playing the album, which spans the gap between classic country and bluegrass.
– article submitted
by Pinecastle Records

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