“The KARL SHIFLETT and BIG COUNTRY show” at the FIREBOX-Sunday June 21 5:30 PM


"A bonafide hillbilly music extravaganza""

Sunday. June 21, 2009, 5:30 PM
539 Broad St., Hartford, CT. 5:30 PM.
Sunday Night Bluegrass Series
With your hosts: Nick Novia-Joe DeLillo



New England’s “hottest” new venue featuring traditional bluegrass and country music!
It’s also the friendliest place to be!

…oh yea‚Ķit’s free‚Ķbut we “pass the hat/boot,” ‚Ķand no reservations
needed, and you don’t have to eat…but the food is the best around!!
‚Ķbut you’d better get here early.

Because of…

Rebel Recording Artist
The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show

Staying true to original bluegrass roots is The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show, a five-piece acoustic country group hailing from Texas. The group masterfully blends vintage country music with bluegrass to capture a spirit and feeling of by-gone days. They are best known for their fast paced and highly entertaining "Retro" stage show.
The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show officially started in 1993 but did not gain national recognition until 1999 when they signed with Rebel Records becoming a household name within the genre literally overnight. Their debut release went to the top of the charts and featured their signature song "Where the smoke goes up (and the money goes down)". The group has recorded two additional projects on the same label with numerous original compositions seeing similar chart success including "It’s fall again, "Cold cold love" and "Worries on my mind" to name a few.
The group’s efforts to entertain and preserve a classic "musical art form" has not gone unnoticed. They have been recognized by their peers for various awards and nominations during their career, including the IBMA "Emerging Artist"award in 2001 and nomination for "Entertainer of the year" in 2002. Most recently the group were recipients of the 2006 IBMA "Album of the year" award for their participation in the "Skaggs Family Records" recording, titled "Celebration of life". This project was recorded in 2005 at the "MACC"(Musicians against childhood cancers) in Columbus, Ohio. The project includes over 45 of the top acts in bluegrass music and more importantly all proceeds go to "St. Jude Children’s Hospital" for cancer research.
Karl and the band are also known as "Ambassador’s of Bean Blossom" at Bill Monroe’s Memorial Park in Bean Blossom, Indiana, the largest and longest running bluegrass festival in the world (since 1966). They are currently working on a new recording project predicted to be released by early summer 2009.

The current line-up for "The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show" includes:
Karl Shiflett – lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Kris Shiflett – acoustic upright bass
Preston Schmidt – fiddle
David Long – mandolin and harmony vocals
Dillon Scott – banjo, guitar and harmony vocals
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The Firebox features many specials…$4.00 pints of locally brewed
drafts! $15.00 “growlers”‚Ķthat’s a ¬? gallon of beer, including
refills!!! There is a “special discounted “bar” menu for Sunday
nights…and the foods are fresh and delicious! Most wines are half
price for our bluegrass visitors! The friendliest room around!
Bands…wanna play the Firebox?? Contact us!

New England’s “hottest” new venue for traditional bluegrass music!
Frog Hollow Bluegrass presents;

Jun 21-The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
Jun 28-Northern Bound
Jul 05-No bluegrass this weekend
Jul 12-TrueGrass
Jul 19-No bluegrass this weekend
Jul 26-The Rowan Brothers w/Sue Cunningham
Aug 02-TrueGrass
Aug 09-Silver Dagger Bluegrass-Asheville, NC
Sep 13-Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway