Kevin Russell (Shinyribs) plays tracks from Okra Candy and talks about Gruene Hall, expanding his band, food porn, and his dangerous dance numbers.
On this week’s episode, I have new music from the Waco Brothers, Mount Moriah, and R.B. Stone. Plus I have some blues from that new Lucinda Williams album, a sneak peek at the upcoming Parker Millsap album, and more from Phil Cook, Luther Dickinson, and Malcolm Holcombe.
The Producers for this episode are listed below. Thanks to all of the show Producers!
- Building Our Own Prison / Waco Brothers / Going Down in History / 02:48
- Calvander / Mount Moriah / How to Dance / 03:38
- The King and I / Lachlan Bryan And The Wildes / The Mountain / 03:56
- Pining / Parker Millsap / The Very Last Day / 02:45
- Some Call It Freedom / R.B. Stone / Some Call It Freedom (Some Call It the Blues) / 03:59
- Walk (Back to Your Arms) / Tami Neilson / Dynamite! / 02:47
- Guitar in the Corner / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / 03:56
- Doors Of Heaven / Lucinda Williams / The Ghosts Of Highway 20 [Disc 1] / 05:36
- *** interview with Kevin Russell of Shinyribs and tracks from Okra Candy ***
- Bang Bang Lulu / Luther Dickinson / Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II / 03:43
- Gone / Phil Cook / Southland Mission / 03:46
- Papermill Man / Malcolm Holcombe / Another Black Hole / 04:52
- Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) / The James Hunter Six / Hold On! / 03:06
- Danger Doll / Leah And Her J-Walkers / Leah And Her J-Walkers / 02:22
- Seems Like a Million Years / Willie Nix / Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll [Disc 2] / 02:43
- People Talking / Aubrie Sellers / New City Blues / 03:22
- Late At Night (Nancy Jean) / Cat Canteri / Late At Night - EP / 04:20
- You're What's Happenin' Baby / Billy Gibbons & The BFG'S / Pefectamundo / 06:07
- Something You Can't Live Without / Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna & The Big Noise / 05:33
- Ember And Flame / Jon Shain & Joe Newberry / Crow The Dawn / 03:28
- The Dead Travel Fast / Chuck Snow / Death Comes For Ella Mae Pixley / 02:49
- Pack Up Joe / The Howlin' Brothers / Trouble / 02:32
- Waiting / The Chapin Sisters / Today's Not Yesterday / 04:49
About Kevin Russell / Shinyribs
Interview recap with Kevin Russell of Shinyribs
- Calvin welcome’s Kevin Russell aka “Shinyribs” to the show and asks him about his New Year’s Eve show at Gruene Hall. Kevin says the show was “off the hook” and they had the full band show, including the “Riblets” dancers who choreograph dances with him for the songs. Kevin goes on to talk about the history of the Gruene Hall and he tells a story about attending a Los Lobos Show at Gruene Hall and he and Cesar Rosas were looking for the bullet holes in the ceiling that Hank Williams supposedly shot there.
- Calvin asks Kevin Russell about the photoshoot of him and big plate of ribs. He said that was for Texas Music Magazine. The photographer is Wyatt McSpadden and the BBQ is from Stiles Switch.
- Kevin Russell tells the story behind the album title, “Okra Candy.”
- Kevin Russell sets up “Walt Disney.” He says, “I kind of think of it as a musical episode of Jerry Springer. It’s a high drama, boy and girl fight.”
- Calvin plays “Walt Disney” from Okra Candy by Shinyribs.
- Kevin Russell runs through the band line up on the album. Keith Langford on drums (from The Gourds.) Jeff Brown on bass. Winfield Cheek on keyboards, Tiger Anaya and Mark Wilson are the “Tijuana Trainwreck Horns”. The newest additions to the lineup are Sally Allen and Alice Spencer on backing vocals. .
- Kevin Russell says he just recorded a new record in Houston. No title yet. He is workign with Jimbo Mathus on it. Should come out in the fall.
- Kevin Russell sets up “Baby What’s Wrong?” He says, it’s a funky song he wrote on a banjo. He also says it’s a question you should never ask your loved one because it never ends well.
- Calvin plays “Bayby What’s Wrong” from Okra Candy by Shinyribs
- Calvin asks Kevin Russell why there are no videos of him dancing online. He says he’s afraid it will go viral.
- Kevin Russell sets up “Sacred And Profane.” He says, “Well I always tell people we play both kinds of music, the sacred and the profane.”
- Calvin plays “Sacred And Profane” from Okra Candy by Shinyribs.
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