An exciting, multi-award winning, bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle, Ten Strings and A Goat Skin celebrate the music of the Irish, Acadian, French & Maritime cultures. Integrating modern and world rhythms with both traditional and original tunes, they create a fiery, contagious, and unique sound, filled with humor and seemingly ceaseless energy.
Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with current grooves and clever quirks..Working closely with producer and clawhammer banjo virtuoso Leonard Podolak, of the Grammy- and Juno-winning Roots band The Duhks, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin pushed their music into new territory with their 2016 cd, Auprès du Poêle.
A Shinyribs show is a country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle 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 former Gourds frontman Kevin Russell on lead vocals, uke, and guitar, Winfield Cheek on keyboards, Keith Langford on drums, Jeff Brown on bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters, Sally Allen & Alice Spencer. 2017 saw the release of of Shinyribs’ 4th cd, I Got Your Medicine