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Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show in Lexington April 10


Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show will take the stage April 10 as a fundraiser for Lexington EMS. Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show will take the stage April 10 as a fundraiser for Lexington EMS. The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show will hit the stage April 10 as a fundraiser for Lexington EMS. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. at Lexington Elementary School.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The show keeps the spirit of the past alive with their authentic delivery of Bluegrass and Classic Country Music. Deeply rooted in the Original Bluegrass Music from the 1940s, the Texas-based group incorporates the shuffle beat of Texas dance music into the mix, including classic country, western swing and honky tonk in its fast-paced single mic stage show.

Officially starting in 1993, the band worked to gain national recognition in 1999 when they signed with bluegrass record label Rebel Records. Their debut release went to the top of the charts and their single “Where the Smoke Goes Up (and the Money Goes Down)” made them much more recognizable.

Shif lett grew up in Texas, learning to sing and play the guitar at the age of nine. His musical influences include Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. He began his professional career in bluegrass music as a side man in the 1980s.

The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show have not gone unnoticed by industry peers as they have been recognized at various times throughout their career by organizations like the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society of the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America for their musical contributions to the industry as well as their effort to preserve a classic musical art form.

The current band line up includes: Karl Shiflett, lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Kris Shiflett, acoustic upright bass; Billy Hurt Jr., fiddle and vocals; Bennen Ernst, banjo and vocals; C.J. Lewandowski, mandolin and vocals; Dany Bureau, scrub board.

For more information on the Lexington show, call 512-455-3420 or 512-455-9232.


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