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Shinyribs Russell is known as the front man of the Austin TX musical combo, The Gourds. Born in Beaumont TX, raised in The Church Of Christ he found his calling in biker bars of Louisiana at the tender age of seventeen playing a hybrid of loud country blues rock and psychedelic swamp jangle for the grumpy ingrates congregated there. His regionally notorious band, The Picket Line Coyotes did the college faux chitlin circuit until their demise in the early 90's. The Gourds formed in 1994 and have become… Show more

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Shinyribs Thu, Aug 28 8:00p Whitewater Tavern Little Rock, AR Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Fri, Aug 29 8:00p Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Shinyribs Sat, Aug 30 8:00p Fassler Hall Tulsa, OK Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Tue, Sep 9 7:00p Cottonwood Bar Houston, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Thu, Sep 11 10:00p Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Dallas, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs - Medicine Stone Fri, Sep 12 4:00p Medicine Stone at Diamond Head Resort Tahlequah, OK Add to Calendar
British Invasion featuring Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Zombies, Alejandro Escovedo and more Mon, Sep 22 6:30p ACL Live Austin, TX Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Shinyribs Fri, Sep 26 8:00p O'Brien's Irish Pub Temple, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Mon, Sep 29 9:30p The BEATnik New Orleans, LA Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Wed, Oct 1 10:00p Barley's Taproom Knoxville, TN Add to Calendar
Shinyribs - Albino Skunk Music Festival Fri, Oct 3 8:00p Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival Ground Greer, SC Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Shinyribs Fri, Oct 10 10:00p Threadgill's South Austin, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs - Ranch Music Series Thu, Oct 16 9:00p Capital Bar Fort Worth, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs Fri, Oct 17 11:00p Blue Light Live Lubbock, TX Add to Calendar
Shinyribs - Steamboat Music Fest Mon, Jan 5 8:00p MusicFest Hall Steamboat Springs, CO Add to Calendar
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May 31, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

I’m back, just in time for “East TX Rust,” which sounds like what might happen if Jerry Reed (as channeled by Ray Wylie Hubbard) invited Stevie Wonder to stop by the studio with his clavinet.

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