Kevin Russell

Years at MusicFest: 3 (with Shinyribs)

Kevin Russell is the exuberant front man of the band Shinyribs. Russell’s musical journey began in Beaumont, TX at the age of 14. Eventually he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band the Picket Line Coyotes. Having soaked up the musical influences of the “Arklatexabamassippi” area (as Russell calls it), he finally found his way to Austin, TX. There he formed The Gourds, which toured extensively for 18 years. Upon the retirement of The Gourds, Russell formed his current musical project – Shinyribs. Moving with ease between his ukulele, guitar, mic and of course his signature dance moves, no one can entertain like Kevin Russell. Don’t miss his performances with Shinyribs or at the Shawn Sahm All-Star Jam for a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul singing good time.