Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes were a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. 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 – Sally Allen & Alice Spencer. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magical-realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new 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: Shinyribs
March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm$25
Texas band Shinyribs kicks of the 7th Courtyard Texas Music Series with a soulful, eclectic experience! Tickets go on sale mid-February.
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Courtyard Texas Music Series and stay tuned for the artist lineup. The 2018 season consists of nine shows between March and November on the first Thursday of every month. The 2018 Courtyard Texas Music Series concert dates are:
Check back for dates to renew your season tickets. Single concert tickets will be available before each concert. Sales for each concert open the Monday before the previous concert in the series. For example, sales for April open Monday, February 26, which is just before the March concert. For more information, contact Plano Stages at 972-941-5600.