Biram announces new CD
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
– Scott Biram will release "Bad Ingredients" on Oct. 11 via Bloodshot Records. The album features 13 new tracks from the Austin musician.
Biram mines country, blues, punk, metal and psychobilly. On his fourth full-length for the label. Recorded at Biram's home studio in Austin and mastered by Jerry Tubb of Terra Nova Mastering (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam), Biram gets a little quieter on the newe disc.
Songs include country love song Broke Ass, a waltz (Memories of You Sweetheart) and Killed A Chicken Last Night?
CD reviews for Scott H. Biram
The Bad Testament
Country is a relative term to Scott H. Biram. Over his 20-plus year career, the famously self-proclaimed Dirty Old One Man Band has opened for a dizzying array of artists across the musical spectrum - Willie Nelson, G. Love and Special Sauce, Pinetop Perkins, Social Distortion, The Dwarves and Clutch, among others - and been an appropriate fit for every one of the them. Biram doesn't acknowledge genre; he just goes where the next song takes him and inhabits it instinctively, like water taking »»»
Nothin' But Blood
Scott Biram has been described as raucous, a bit psychotic and earned the title "The Dirty Old One Man Band." One thing missing from all these descriptions is talented. All these are on full display on Biram's new release.
As the title suggests, Biram leaves no stone unturned, his music and style is unrelenting and dripping with emotion. Be warned, however, Biram is not for the timid. He cuts loose openly and freely. Case in point is his own version of Mance Lipscomb's "Alcohol Blues. »»»
Shortly into this CD, Scott H. Biram confesses, "I gotta keep singin' these Goddamn songs." While others laugh to keep from crying, Biram sings non-stop, presumably, to prevent a nervous breakdown. He's also a control freak about making his music and is credited with singing all lead and harmony vocals, playing various keyboards and guitars, as well as incorporating CB radio, Bible thump, and breathing - whatever all these listings mean. Yep, this is all Biram, all the time, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow
Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well.
Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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