The Karl Shiflett
& Big Country Show
“a bonafide hillbilly music extravaganza”
Howdy folks! Thanks for dropping in. Take your shoes off and sit a spell. Check out the official KSBC website and the latest news.
2014 has arrived. As most of you know 2013 marked our 20th year as The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show. We closed out 2013 in grand fashion with a feature article in the December issue of the industry's leading magazine Bluegrass Unlimited . The article 20 years and still kickin' was written by Loretta Sawyer , long time friend and work associate. Loretta has worked with the group over the years, in radio promotions, as well as writing and releasing press material for the band, including the liner notes for our first Rebel project in 1999. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude goes out to Loretta for doing such a great job on the article. If you didn't get to read it contact Bluegrass Unlimited about back issues. We will have a few on our CD table at our appearances as long as they last.
Recent news includes a welcome endorsement/sponsorship with "Pointer Brand Overalls". The company that manufactures "Pointer Brand" work wear is "The L. C. King Company of Bristol, Tennessee. They were established in 1913 and have served our country with "American Made" work wear for 101 years. Their official website is www.pointerbrand.com. Check them out and be sure to watch for the KSBC show as they proudly endorse and wear their new "Pointer Brand" bibs. As C.J. put's it "once you go low back, you'll never go back. Keep it real, keep it American." Special thanks goes out to C.J. Lewandowski for his efforts in instigating and negotiating the endorsement.
Show dates for 2014 are shaping up. One of the highlights for the 2014 season will be a trip to Switzerland for the KSBC show the last part of May. We are excited about the trip and looking forward to it. We have had several opportunities in the past to travel abroad but this particular time the trip worked out without us missing any major festival work here at home. Other dates of interest include a special KSBC "Texas Country Back Roads" tour of several small towns in Texas during the month of April. It's special to us because we don't get to work in our home state very often. If you're a fan who lives in Texas be sure and check to see if we are performing in a town near you.
Make plans now to attend the 48th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival at Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, Indiana. The 2014 festival will be 10 days, starting on Thursday June 12th thru Saturday June 21st. Reservations can be made and charged online at www.beanblossom.us or by phone at 1-800-414-4677. Hope to see you there.
Check back often as news and dates are added on a regular basis. Watch for us on RFD-TV and as always we look forward to seeing each and every one of you in our travels in 2014. As we enter our 21st year we extend sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped us along the way. Thanks for your continued support and may God Bless you.
O O K I N G ...
C. J. Lewandowski
Loretta Sawyer Promotions
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2881 NC 108 Hwy E
Columbus, NC 28722