Many artists move to Nashville with stars in their eyes, a bucketful of talent, but little or no practical knowledge about the brutally competitive world of today's show business and Radio. The hardworking John Karl, on the other hand, already had years...
Many artists move to Nashville with stars in their eyes, a bucketful of talent, but little or no practical knowledge about the brutally competitive world of today's show business and Radio. The hardworking John Karl, on the other hand, already had years of real-world entertainment experience before he even arrived in Nashville, fittingly on Labor Day, 2002. Since moving to Nashville John Karl recently signed a management deal with top Nashville attorney Rod Phelps, who has worked with artists and songwriters including Garth Brooks, Chris Cagle and Randy Boudreaux. "Music has always been my life's No. 1," John Karl said. "Other artists sit back and wait for everything that's gonna happen to them. For me, it's not just the music but the entertainment value and seeing people enjoy the work I put into it.
He already is a proven singer and songwriter, opening shows for Trick Pony, Eric Heatherly, Ricochet, Sawyer Brown, and other Row acts at venues up to 8,000 seats in his native upstate New York. But beyond that, Karl has had a number one hit on the original mp3.com with "There Goes The Neighborhood", his song "Small Town" was placed in a Hollywood movie "American Reunion" and has had a hit on Christain Country Radio in the summer of 2003 with "Just Love Her.". With this kind of success you would have to believe that "REDNECK RICH HILLBILLY HAPPY" is a project worth listening to!
John Karl started performance in the country scene of NY to be zeroed out as a nominee for the North East CMA Entertainer of the year award along with the best male vocalist. This helped him realize his dreams of national entertainment. After many years of performance John Karl funded his own tour's, performed for hundreds of thousands in over 135 shows last year alone and has received such great reviews that Dean Guitars picked John up with a full national endorsement. It was not always easy. John had to pay his dues from day one
John Karl's new CD "Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy" is a compilation of what people think of when they hear the words redneck. The songs and overall feel of this album put you right in the head of artist John Karl as he takes you on a journey of love and life from the eyes of a Yankee Redneck. Catchy tunes and rhythmic beats draw you into the songs as you get lost inside the stories through out the album. Don't look now but you will be overwhelmed with emotions and pride for who you are and what you believe in.
Post-Star - Glens Falls , NY by Resembling Garth Brooks in stature, dress and stage gymnastics and more modern male acts like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in approach, even performing the latter's "How Forever Feels," he rose...
Nashville Musc Guide by If variety is your cup of tea, John Karl is for you. His show is highly entertaining a will make you boot scoot and boogie with modern country favorites then switch gears and hit you with classic's...
Post-Star - Glens Falls , NY by Resembling Garth Brooks in stature, dress and stage gymnastics and more modern male acts like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in approach, even performing the latter's "How Forever Feels," he rose above the dreaded Civic Center acoustics to display a winning stage presence and, with his the title track of his debut CD, "There Goes The Neighborhood," a knack for a well-turned phrase. - Mike Curtin (Special to The Post-Star)
Nashville Musc Guide by If variety is your cup of tea, John Karl is for you. His show is highly entertaining a will make you boot scoot and boogie with modern country favorites then switch gears and hit you with classic's like "The Joker and Brown Eyed Girl" performed in his own Urban Chuck Swamp style. However, don't mistake John for a cover act, he is also an acomplished singer-songwriter with radio friendly and hit potential tunes like the power ballad "I'll Walk Away" or the rocker "Back To You Back to Us" , a musicians anthem of being on the road and returning to your sweetheart. It's just a matter of time before the talent of John Karl catches the attention of a record label.
Rod Phelps by If you want to know where country is headed just give a listen to John Karl." Rodney Phelps - MiTeRo Entertainment Company 2006
Credits / Discography by Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy - John Karl LP , Release 2007
That's What I Believe - Single (Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy)
Redneck Rich - Single (Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy)
I'll Walk Away - Single (Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy)
In The Round - John Karl LP , Release 2003
Just Love Her - Single (Christan Country Radio Release) CDX 2003
Small Town - John Karl LP, Release 2001
There Goes The Neighborhood - Single Reaches #1 MP3.com Country Charts - 2 Week Stint - Single Reaches #39 MP3.com Overall Charts - 4 Day Stint
Small Town - Single Reaches #2 MP3.com Country Charts - 2 Week Stint - Songs placed in movie - American Reunion (O'Hara/Klein and FilmMates) 2002
Venues by Cowboys – Dothan, AL
The Whiskey – Mobile, AL
Florabama – Gulf Shores, AL
Joyland – Bradenton, FL
Wahoo’s – Naples, FL
Holiday Isle – Islamorada, FL
Miss Kitties – Brooksville, FL
Northern Lights – Clifton Park , NY
Glens Falls Civic Center – Glen Falls , NY
Proctors Theatre – Schenectady, NY
Buffallo Fair - Main Stage w/ Lee Greenwood - Buffallo, NY
Freedom Park - Scotia, NY
NCAA Wrestling Championships, Albany, NY
Whiskey River – Macon, GA
The Country Club – Augusta, GA
Kerrigans Country – Vidalia, GA
Tootsies – Nashville, TN
Cadillac Ranch - Nashville, TN
Fuel – Nashville, TN
The Commodore – Nashville, TN
Memphis Fair Bud Stage – Memphis, TN
Missouri State Fair – Sedalia, MI
Texas “T” – Jefferson, MI
Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus, OH
Stockmans Casino – Elko, NV
Horse Shoe Casino – Jackpot, NV
Redneck Kountry – Tulsa, OK
Saloon #10 – Deadwood, SD
Mint Juleps - Southern Pines, NC
Suburban Inn – Florence, SC
Redmoon Saloon - Bennington, VT
Wild Horse Saloon - Nashville, TN
Six Strings Saloon - Bloomington, Ill
Purcells Lounge - Greenbay, Wis
Bull Shooters - Weston, Wis