The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show’s Take Me Back
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
“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).