Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Ashes in M'Beard

For 19 years The Gourds were an alternative American institution, the same five band members released 10 studio albums during this period, before commencing an ongoing hiatus in 2013. These days two fifths of The Gourds, Kevin Russell and Keith Langford, can be found performing as part of Shinyribs, though in 2002, 11 years prior to the cessation of regular Gourds-related activities, Russell released a 'solo' LP 'Buttermilk & Rifles' under the banner Kev Russell's Junker. This short lived side project featured contributions from all of his bandmates and even included one song co-written with his 3 year old son, though the record itself unjustly came and went with little fanfare. Kevin Russell and his chums have a wealth of great music out there and I'll undoubtedly return to The Gourds on these pages in due course.

Kev Russell's Junker - Ashes in M'Beard

3 comments:

charity chic said...

I have this album somewhere
Must look it out

Rol said...

That's great.

I always loved The Gourds' version of Snoop Dogg's Gin & Juice.

The Swede said...

The Gourds were a fine band. This album is lightweight by comparison, but great fun.

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