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Shinyribs with special guest David Beck

Shinyribs

David Beck

$20.00 +fee
BUY
Friday
29
DEC
6:00pm Bar Opens
7:00pm Theater Doors Open
8:00pm Showtime
All Ages
WHERE

The Kessler

1230 W. Davis St.

Dallas, TX 75208

Shinyribs with special guest David Beck

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily he chose the guitar. 

Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes were a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. 

That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. 

A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass and the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else.

The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magicalrealism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new (George Jones, TLC, Leadbelly, T-Pain) are the true art that runs throughout. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green; Hank, Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry. 

Truly something not to be missed; a unique musical experience and an original expression of our colorful musical heritage.

David Beck is a young songwriter from Texas. His folk rock roots set him right in line with artists like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. He has spent the past few years performing all over Texas and the surrounding states, even taking his music across the Atlantic to Europe. His career has led him to work with artists like Todd Snider, Reckless Kelly, Gary Allen and Robert Earl Keen. His song "Really Real" was co-written with Keen and Beck's father, an established professional musician. His professional experience and proven abilities suggest that there is a very promising future for this young musician.