My KUTX: Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell

Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell is known as the front man of the musical combo, The Gourds. Born in Beaumont, he got his start as a young musician in Louisiana biker bars, and has since become a mainstay on the Austin music scene. Russell began performing solo shows under the pseudonym Shinyribs as early as 2006. The name was given to him by a transient in return for a meal of BBQ Russell provided to her. Shinyribs just released a fantastic new album called Gulf Coast Museum. We’re so glad Kevin decided to take over KUTX 98.9 for an hour to play an eclectic mix of his favorite music.


Shinyribs’ List: 

  1. Let’s Live- Aaron Neville
  2. For The Turnstiles- neil young
  3. Life On Mars- Bowie
  4. Nothing Takes The Place Of You- Toussaint McCall
  5. Old Daniel Prayed- Stanley Bros
  6. Daniel And The Sacred Harp- The Band
  7. Amos Moses-Jerry Reed
  8. I Just Wanna See His Face- Rolling Stones
  9. Tiny Pyramids- Sun Ra
  10. Thirty Days- Chuck Berry
  11. Orange Claw Hammer- Capt Beefheart
  12. Too Close- Staples Singers

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