Scott H. Biram unleashes a fervent display of conviction through not only the genuine blues, classic country, bluegrass, and rock-n-roll, but he seals the deal with punk, heavy metal, and frankly, anything else he wants to. He’s The Dirty Old One Man Band.
He will still the room with haunting South Texas blues, then turn it upside down, into a truck driver's mosh pit. Like he says, it might be baptism, or it might be murder, either way…you gonna see the light.
This legally ordained preacher’s singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs, and licks literally yanked, one at a time, out of his collection of crusty, worn out, Gibson hollowbody guitars and battle axes. All this held down with a pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot, and self-customed stomp board. The remainder of this brutally charming one-man-band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables. Don’t get too close! You gonna get some grease on ya!
Years of compulsive touring, along with a steady diet of down and dirty blues, rock, punk, country, and hillbilly have developed Scott H. Biram's signature concoction, attracting a hefty array of fans who dig the bizarre and twisted sides of the rock-n-roll spectrum. His live shows, performed all over the world, deliver a take-no-prisoners attitude, a stomping, pulsing John Lee Hooker-channeling, and cockeyed tales of black water baptisms and murder, all while romanticizing the on-the-road lifestyle.
SCOTT H. BIRAM IS THE DIRTY OLD ONE MAN BAND. ©1974
(You've likely heard Biram's signature howl & chops in movies and TV like Hell or High Water, Sons of Anarchy, Mayans M.C., Dog the Bounty Hunter, and My Name Is Earl.)
- Two Gallants cover Scott's "Truck Driver" on While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records
- "Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue" and "Truck Driver" live (and how!!) on No One Got Hurt: Bloodshot's 15th Anniversary @ The Hideout Block Party
- Video for "Hit The Road" on the DVD Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In The Trenches
- "Blood Sweat & Murder" on For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records