Scott H. Biram returns to Europe this May and June!07-03-2019
Last year was a rollercoaster for the dirty old one man band. Scott H. Biram kicked it off recording some tracks at his studio, Hiram's Hell Hole will his soul brother, Jesse Dayton. They busted out a few and made plans to do more in the future. The first two will be released by Bloodshot Records as a 7" single very soon! So keep your eye out for that!
Biram toured quite a bunch last year in the US on headline shows but also with Flogging Molly, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Reverend Horton Heat, JD Wilkes and Jesse Dayton amongst others. But no sign of Biram in Europe in 2018.. Luckily now it's time for him to return to the old country - a Europe tour in May and June is announced today:
31/05: Rennes (FR) @ Mondo Bizarro
01/06: Orléans (FR) @ Blue Devils
02/06: Montpellier (FR) @ Secret Place
05/06: Bordeaux (FR) @ Festival Relache
06/06: Madrid (ESP) @ TBA
07/06: A Coruña (ESP) @ Forum Célticum
08/06: León (ESP) @ Babylon
09/06: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Rock & Blues Café
11/06: Bienne (CH) @ Le Singe
12/06: Zürich (CH) @ Bogen F
14/06: Stuttgart (DE) @ Goldmarks
15/06: Essen (DE) @ Soul Hell
16/06: Vorden (NL) @ Mañana Mañana
18/06: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
19/06: Oberhausen (DE) @ Druckluft
20/06: Groningen (NL) @ Lola
21/06: Drachten (NL) @ Iduna
22/06: Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
23/06: Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
With the heart of a genuine Texas bluesman, the head (banging) of a Zappa and Lemmy disciple, and boots resting in the dust outside of town at sunrise, Biram journeys through the harrowing human condition like no one else. A walk on the Biram side straddles the chasm between sin and redemption and The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of an AA handbook. It’s a record of hard-grinding lost love, blues and deep, dark Americana.
Biram conjured the words and music for The Bad Testament during mad alchemical sessions at his earlier mentioned studio Through stacks of amps, spools of cable, and a prodigious collection of microphones, he spread his technical wings wide, while never losing the immediacy honed from a life on the road. He added a drum kit and rustic vocal duet to his skill set (which already includes all guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals, and percussion on the album). And strip away the one-man band eccentricity, SHB is out-writing any meeting taker on Music Row. The man writes on a razor’s edge of aggression and deftness, thoroughly contemporary but steeped in the backwaters, back porches and back alleys of our collective musical heritage.
Fear not, though, Biram is still The Dirty Old One Man Band. His brand of unvarnished and unhinged aggro-roots remains as exciting as ever. Scott H Biram is THE one-man band. The master of the realm. Why? Because even though he’s one man, he ain’t one thing.