Kevin Russell is a founding member of the American alternative country band The Gourds. After 18 years of good times and hard travelin’, the Gourds came to an end and Russell has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle ever since. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters – Kelley Mickwee & Alice Spencer. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else. His original songs laced with magical-realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new (George Jones, TLC, Leadbelly, T-Pain) are the true art that runs throughout. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green; Hank, Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry.
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Courtyard Texas Music Series – Kevin Russell & The Shiny Soul Sisters Trio
May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm$30
We are extremely excited to announce six of the artists for this year’s Courtyard Texas Music Series! Going into its 8th year, this series continues to bring top names from Texas Music to Plano, featuring both well-known artists and emerging talent.
Beginning as a side-project of singer/guitar player Kevin Russell of The Gourds, Austin Music Awards named Shinyribs 2017 Funk/Blues/Soul Band of the Year. In this incarnation, Russel pairs with The Shiny Soul Sisters – Kelley Mickwee & Alice Spencer.
Season Tickets are available now! Your season ticket guarantees your seat for all nine concerts of the season and provides early access and special deals to other Plano Stages productions. Season tickets are $260 per seat.
Individual concert sales open next Monday (February 11) for all announced concerts. Individual shows are $29 per seat. Individual tickets!
This year’s line up:
- March 7 – Pam Tillis
- April 4 – Monte Montgomery
- May 2 – Kevin Russell & The Shiny Soul Sisters Trio (smaller-scale performance from ShinyRibs from last season)
- June 6 – Tommy Alverson & Ed Burleson
- August 1 – Max Stalling
- October 3 – Prophets & Outlaws
Season tickets purchased here