Wed, Jun 16|
Shinyribs in the Red River District
Don't miss out on seeing Shinyribs before they get too big! Co-Sponsored by Shreveport House Concerts!
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2021, 8:00 PM
Shreveport, 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101, USA
About the Event
Once you’ve seen Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell on-stage and heard his band’s music, it’s impossible
to forget him. Known for his outrageous outfits and antics, Russell is a regular Austin fashion
icon, liable to turn up in anything from his lime-green sherbet leisure suit to a flashing LED
cloak, which he donned for a soulful performance of “East Texas Rust” on the award-winning
PBS show Austin City Limits.
Born and raised in Beaumont, East Texas, Russell has been dubbed (mostly by himself) the
Baryshnikov of the Big Thicket, the Pavarotti of the Pineywoods, the Shakespeare of Swamp
Pop or the Shiniest Man in Showbidniz. Balding with a scraggly beard and an unapologetic gut,
Russell boasts the indelible spirit and nudge-nudge, wink-wink playful quality of a man forever
young, who points to the likes of Tony Joe White and the Coasters for his rib-tickling,
mind-expanding, butt-shaking “is he for real” sense of humor. As a member of The Gourds,
Russell took his musical inspiration from the fertile Ark-La-Tex turf and became a pioneer of
Shinyribs is one of the music world’s best-kept secrets, but not for long. The eight-piece outfit
was named Best Austin Band for 2017 and 2018 at the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards
and their album, “I Got Your Medicine,” was tapped as Album of the Year. Shinyribs was also
nominated by Black Fret in 2015 for a grant and was selected as a recipient.