Shinyribs on Songwriting: Episode #5

Kevin Russell is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and banjo) based out of Austin, TX. After years of fronting alternative country band The Gourds in 2013 Kevin formed Shinyribs. Kevin Russell’s musical journey began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found that he had a strong affinity for the guitar and songwriting. After being shown just a few chords he began writing his own songs. 

Advice from Kevin about songwriting?

In terms of writers block. If a song is fighting you or your not feeling it then simply do something else.

"If I don't feel like writing a song then I'll just do something else." 

-Kevin Russell 

Photo by Jason Wickens

Photo by Jason Wickens

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