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Chris and Sarah Shotliff first met in middle school 20 years ago in their jerkwater hometown of Henderson, Minnesota. After graduating each went on separate journeys until their paths reunited in Texas.  Now married and living in Kerrville the couple is known as The Great Trumpet.


Live performances vary from intimate duo to full band. Drawing from many musical styles their sound ranges from gospel folk to honky-tonk funk. Chris' guitar playing features clean tones on the Telecaster and versatile fingerstyle picking on the acoustic. Sarah plays the glass washboard and ukulele. They're both lead singers that trade-off while the other harmonizes.

A common question is, "How did you get your band name?" as a trumpet is not typically featured. For Chris and Sarah 'The Great Trumpet' is a symbol. The Trumpet represents the people and when all are united by living their best life, being authentic in their human journey, choosing love-based actions, and speaking their truth: THAT'S the sound of the horn. 

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