John Karl

John Karl

BandCountryRock

John Karl is a Northern Redneck Country Boy from Upstate New York. His blend of modern country and urban style has embraced his audience and captivated his listeners to the stories of love, loss and life. High energy stage presents and tastful gymnastics help keep John's show rockin!

Biography

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 thought the album. Don’t look now but you will be overwhelmed with emotions and pride for who you are and what you believe in.

Discography

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 -

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

Set List

John Karl has a full Original show that is 90 minutes long or a Cover show that is 3 1/2 hours long! We mean "SHOW"

COVER TUNES:

PRIDE AND JOY -
POPPA LOVES MOMMA -
WHAT WAS I THINKING -
DRUNKER THAN ME –
PICKIN’ WILD FLOWERS -
MODERN DAY BONNIE AND CLYDE -
CHICS DIG IT -
SWEET HOME ALABAMA -
CAN’T YOU SEE / SWEET CHILD OF MINE –
LITTLE BIT OF LIFE -
DIXIELAND DELIGHT -
KEITH URBAN MIX -
AWEFUL BEAUTIFUL LIFE -
GOING THROUH HELL -
DUST ON THE BOTTLE -
A LOT OF LEAVIN -
SAVE A HORSE -
THUNDER ROLLS -
COPPER HEAD ROAD -
CRAZY BITCH -
FISHIN IN THE DARK -
HICKTOWN -
REDNECK YACHT CLUB -
JOKER REMIX - (JOKER, BROWN EYE, MONDAY)
HOW FOREVER FEELS
DRIFT AWAY -
MARGARETTAVILLE
EVERY ROSE AS ITS
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
LIFE IS A HIGHWAY

ORIGNIAL SONGS:

THAT’S WHAT I BELIEVE
BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW THAT
REDNECK RICH HILLBILLY HAPPY
BACK TO YOU BACK TO US
OUGHT TO
POWER WINDOWS
I’LL WALK AWAY