Shining a Light on the Covers of Shinyribs
Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs project has shone a light on his songwriting prowess with originals full of gulf coastal Austin wit and soul. If anyone out there believes Russell is just a cover trick pony, dig into the catalog of Shinyribs and you’ll find heartbreak, mysticism, social commentary, love and more. His songwriting chops are second to few. Yet, it is the live shows where one will find the most energetic and infectiously fun band in Texas and beyond. The Snoop Dogg cover gained he and The Gourds notoriety, but it is his knack for arranging all manner of songs in a Shinyribs tone that truly sets his new project apart. Here are a collection of a few of Shinyribs’ finest covers captured to YouTube. R&B, Rap, Country, Pop, Soul, Rock. It’s got it all.