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Rank #5 US Austin, TX Americana / Country Soul / Soul, Country, Funk...


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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  • Wed

    Oct 22

    Bossier City, LA, US | 6:30pm
    Horseshoe Rooftop Bar Bossi...
    Bossier City, LA, US
    Wed Oct 22 6:30pm
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    Oct 23

    Bossier City, LA, US | 6:30pm

    Bossier City, LA, US
    Thu Oct 23 6:30pm
  • Fri

    Oct 24

    Humble, TX, US | 4:00pm

    Humble, TX, US
    Fri Oct 24 4:00pm


    Shinyribs Age Limit: 21+ Shinyribs

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    Oct 30

    Houston, TX, US | 3:00pm

    Houston, TX, US
    Thu Oct 30 3:00pm


    Griffin House Griffin House writes a great pop song. That isn't such an unusual talent in Nashville, a town where every other drink is poured by an aspiring songwriter. (And a lot of drinks get poured in Nashville.) There are sardonic artists in Nashville and, alternately, singer/songwriters who treat the stage like a confessional. But House manages to pull off both wry and sincere at once. He then he sets it all to viscid melodies that stick in your ear like a warm hunk of taffy. That is pretty damned unique.His latest album, Balls, was funded by his fans through Kickstarter. It's a stripped-down sound that showcases his voice, his guitar, and his knack for songcraft. Bostonians will appreciate the references in "Fenway, though there's clearly a lot more going on in the song than a trip to a Red Sox game. "Colleen" is a catchy, up-tempo tribute to a lusty crush he once had on his sister's roommate. And then there's "Woman With the Beautiful Hair," House's ode to the murder ballad.House is more accustomed to dabbling in the typical singer-songwriter fare -- love, loss, crush, heartache -- but with a detail and specificity that only comes from personal experience. A song with a refrain like "Relationships I don't know why, they never work out they just make you cry / but the guy that says goodbye to you is out of his mind," could only be written by a guy who once spoke those words to a woman -- or at least terribly wanted to. Likewise, "Ah, Me" is an unflinching tale of a broken engagement too candid not to have actually happened. (And yes, it did.) "New Day," one of his best, is a soaring gospel-inflected tribute to finding redemption after loss, could only have come from someone who -- well -- found some redemption after a loss. - Huffington PostVisit Griffin Houses Website

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    Oct 31

    New Braunfels, TX, US | 7:00pm

    New Braunfels, TX, US
    Fri Oct 31 7:00pm


    The biggest, baddest, shiniest, and grooviest Halloween Bash EVER is Fri 10/31 at The House w/ none other than SHINYRIBS! Great opener and other cool details announced soon. Music starts at 8:30!

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  • T.W. Arnhold (Artist) T.W. Arnhold
    Laid-back & cool. Thanks for the music. T.W.
  • David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion) (Artist) David Namerow (Cong...
    WHO BUILT THE MOON....DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY EQUIPMENT while listening to this......Cannot sit still for this sweet, sweeeeet, country funk....yeah!!!!
  • Cynthia Pinheiro (Fan) Cynthia Pinheiro
    Love you ShinyRibs, can't wait to see you again. Come to Johnny D's Uptown, Please <3 cindy
  • Sneaker Tees (Artist) Sneaker Tees
    So authentic. We more stuff like this. Good work.
  • Jo Jo Wats (Artist) Jo Jo Wats
    Rock on! I love and groove to your tunes!
    Great tracks Kev.CWC-Scotland.
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