Wow and just like that, it is springtime! Cue the sun, daffodils are blooming, trees are budding and flowering. It is a time of renewal and rebirth. I always loved this time of year, it feels so gentle on one's skin. And doesn’t it feel good to shed the extra layers of clothing and not have to carry so much around. I have been telling anyone who will listen, the secret to city dwelling is wearing the right shoes; long walks, weather, and style all being important criteria. And voila, it is time for Chuck's again!
I have the perfect springtime anthem from Shinyribs, as they are delivering a brand new album tomorrow called Gulf Coast Museum. Of course you know Kevin Russell is from The Gourds, but since he is such a prolific writer, he began performing solo shows under the pseudonym Shinyribs around 2006. Kevin and the gang are a persuasive lot, including Gourds drummer, Keith Langford, bass Jeff Brown and keyboardist Winfield Cheek. We first brought you this video in 2010, having recorded Shinyribs during the 2010 Music Fog Marathon at Threadgill’s WHQ during SXSW that year. We bring you one from the Fog Bank for you today, “Bolshevik Sugarcane.”