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Jonathan Tyler & The Shinyribs at The Statler Ballroom

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KXT 91.7 Presents Jonathan Tyler and Shinyribs in the historic Statler Ballroom. Both artists performing headline sets. Don't miss it!


Jonathan Tyler has garnered regional and national attention in 2008 by supporting major national acts including Erykah BaduLeon RussellDeep PurpleThe Black CrowesKool & the GangChicagoHeartCross Canadian Ragweed, among others.  The band was awarded "Best Blues Act" by the 2008 Dallas Observer Music Awards.

In 2009, JTNL continued touring extensively across the United States, most notably alongside Lynyrd SkynyrdKid RockO.A.R., & AC/DC.The band also played the Austin City Limits Music FestivalForecastle FestivalSummerfestWakarusa, and SXSW. In August, JTNL recorded their first album Pardon Me for F-Stop Music/Atlantic Records.  Jay Joyce was selected by the band to produce the record from his Nashville studio. The band was awarded "Best Group", "Best Male Vocalist", and "Best Blues Act" by the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards. Rave reviews from outlets across the country began pouring in for the band and their live show, including praise from critics in USA TodayAmerican SongwriterChicago Sun TimesOrlando WeeklyAustin American StatesmanArizona Daily Star,  Urban Tulsa Weekly, and Nuvo Weekly (Indianapolis) among numerous others.

On April 27, 2010, Pardon Me was released nationwide. It was awarded "Reader's Pick Best Local CD Release" in the Dallas Observer,the "fourth best release of 2010" by the Dallas Morning News, and received favorable reviews nationwide.

In 2010, JTNL most notably toured alongside ZZ TopJJ Grey & MOFROAmerican BangRobert Randolph and the Family Band, and others. They played Bonnaroo Music FestivalVoodoo FestSummerfest, BamaJam, and SXSW.

Blender Magazine exclusively debuted the video for "Gypsy Woman" November 15, 2010 on

The band was named "Top Artist of 2010" by Pegasus News.

Jonathan Tyler was named "Best Male Vocalist" by the 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards.

JTNL was named "Pick of the Week" in USA Today on May 5, 2010.

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes were a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters - Kelley Mickwee & Alice Spencer. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. 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 Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry.

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