Tag: Karl Shiflett

Billy Hurt’s fiddles headed home, or, A Boy And His Fiddle

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Monday, we ran a story about a missing pair of fiddles belonging to Billy Hurt, who works with Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show. It’s a story certain to strike fear in any touring musician, who quite often travel with valuable and […]


David Long back to Big Country Show

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Karl Shiflett has announced that David Long has returned to play mandolin with The Big Country Show. Long has a well-earned reputation as a master of traditional and early bluegrass mandolin styles, and is resuming a position with Karl he had held previously. He is […]


Sheridan Festival evacuated by fire

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

This report comes from C.J. Lewandowski, mandolinist with Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show. He was working at the Sheridan festival as the following took place. The photos were taken by Steve Jackson. The Sheridan Bluegrass Fever Festival was evacuated on Saturday (7/12/14) by a […]


Karl Shiflett teams up with Pointer Brand

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If there was ever a match made in heaven, this is it. Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show have signed an endorsement deal with Pointer Brand clothing of Bristol, TN, makers of denim outerwear of every kind. This is a bunch of guys who wear […]


SPBGMA snippets

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Terry and I have been enjoying spending time here at SPBGMA with so many of the fine folks who create, promote, broadcast and write this wonderful bluegrass music we love so well. Roland White spent much of the afternoon at the booth, which is always […]


Take Me Back – Karl Shiflett

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

From their high-spirited, energy-filled show to the playful lyrical delivery, Texas-based band The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show always seems to deliver a memorable performance. With the release of their latest album Take Me Back, Shiflett and company seem unwavering in their brand of […]


Bean Blossom 2012 report – New South reunion

| June 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

This report, and photos, from Bean Blossom 2012 are a contribution from MaryE Yeomans, who we hope will be a regular correspondent and photographer for Bluegrass Today. It’s a hot one here today, the eighth and final day of the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass […]


Pre-release copies of Take Me Back available

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Take Me Back, the upcoming release from Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show, won’t officially be available until July, but radio programmers can access it now at Airplay Direct. While you need a radio account to download the tracks, anyone can visit the site and […]


Karl Shiflett set on YouTube

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

An entire recent show by Karl Shiflett & Big Country has been posted online. The video runs just short of two hours, and highlights Shiflett’s strong new band, and their highly entertaining style of old school bluegrass. With Karl is Chris Hill on banjo, C.J. […]


Hartford’s Sunday Night Firebox Bluegrass Series

| February 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

From the home of Colt’s Patent Firearms, Mark Twain and America’s insurance industry — Hartford, CT — comes an intimate Sunday afternoon bluegrass club experience at the award-winning Firebox Restaurant. Located at 539 Broad Street, in the shadow of the gold-domed state capitol, The Firebox […]