“Smoking is for brisket, drag racing and religious ceremonies.  Not necessarily in that order.” 

Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit.  It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing soul-slinging, down-home house party.  All styles of American music are likely to be touched on.  Whether on his 6-string Uke or his electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else.  His original songs laced with magical-realism 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 Pendergras.  Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry.