Shinyribs defies genres as an Austin-based 9-piece Swamp-Pop-Soul supergroup fronted by the outrageously charismatic Kevin Russell. The nine-piece outfit was named Best Austin Band at the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards (2017, 2018) and awarded Album of the Year for “I Got Your Medicine” (2017). Russell’s Shinyribs have recorded six albums: 2010’s “Well After Awhile;” “Gulf Coast Museum” (2013); “Okra Candy” (2015); 2017’s award-winning “I Got Your Medicine;” a compilation of holiday standards and new compositions “The Kringle Tingle” (2018); and the group’s latest soulful release, “Fog & Bling (2019). Shinyribs will release their seventh project, “Late Night TV Gold” in August 2021.

For almost five decades, KPFT 90.1, as an independent community radio station, has been Houston’s home for independent music, news and public affairs programming.


To celebrate the station’s 48th birthday, KPFT will present a special birthday party benefit at The Heights. Proceeds from ticket sales will help provide much-needed support for KPFT.


(VIP Suites are also available –to donate for a VIP suite, contact KPFT directly at 713-526-4000, extension 314.)


Featured performers include:

–       Ruthie Foster – Award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. A phenomenal performer, Foster has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.

–       Kevin Russell – Known far and wide as the beloved singer-songwriter and guitar/mandolin/ukulele player behind the “swamp pop ‘n roll ‘n soul” group Shinyribs, Kevin Russell will make a special solo appearance for KPFT’s birthday party.

–       Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines – Terri Hendrix is a pioneering independent Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and engaging melodic flair. She’s joined by legendary producer and musician Lloyd Maines, who’s played an instrumental role in the creation of some of Texas’ most beloved albums.

–       Lisa Morales – Drawing from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest, singer-songwriter Lisa Morales crafts songs with thoughtful, beautiful lyrics in English and Spanish.

–       The Peterson Brothers – The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with old-school blues, soul and funk to a create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their live shows feature not-to-be-missed jam-band inspirations.

–       Folk Family Revival – Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas.


And be sure to get to The Heights early – GenerAsian Radio will be in the house laying down a great set of world beats to kick things off!