Sounds Like: Tony Joe White, Randy Newman (singer & songwriter), Al Green, Jerry Reed, Tom Waits
Label: Nine Mile Records
Bio: 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 t...See Full Bio
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"It was here that we got to see the true personality of Shinyribs. Singing in his folksy, poetry-laden yodel, telling jokes and stories that had the whole room rolling, and busting dance moves that would have made Jacko jealous, Russell demonstrated just “how it’s done” in Americana."