|Name:||Scott H. Biram|
|Birth Day:||April 4, 1974|
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In 1992, Biram graduated from San Marcos High School and in 1997 graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University, at that time known as Southwest Texas State University.
Since 1999, Biram has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe (performing approximately 200 dates a year). Between 2005 and 2020, he has toured Europe 23 times, including France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. He has toured and/or shared the stage with bands such as Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Ryan Bingham, G. Love & Special Sauce, Roky Erickson, Billy Joe Shaver, Dick Dale, Daniel Johnston, Hasil Adkins, Junior Brown, Dale Watson, The Dicks, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Reverend Horton Heat, Dwarves, No Means No, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, North Mississippi All-Stars, Unknown Hinson, Antiseen, Nashville Pussy, and Hank Williams III. Biram has also performed on bills with blues legends such as Pine Top Perkins, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, T-Model Ford, Cedell Davis, Kenny Brown, as well as support for hard rock bands Clutch, Social Distortion, The Misfits, Weedeater, The Sword, Flogging Molly and Pentagram, and appeared at large music festivals such as South By Southwest, Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Ink & Iron, Hell Fest, and Sweden Rock Festival with big names like Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Slash, Toto, The Darkness, Dokken, Robert Plant, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, John Fogerty, The Black Crowes, Snoop Dogg, King Diamond, Jello Biafra, Sonics, and Dinosaur Jr.. When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after country singer, Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling "They said that was a hard act to follow….I'm a hard act to follow motherf***ers!!" During an intimate gig in 2004, legendary actor, Harry Dean Stanton attended a Biram performance at Club Deville in Austin, Texas. Biram and Stanton performed duets on Kris Kristofferson's song, “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” and traditional bluegrass song “Good Ol’ Mountain Dew.”
Biram first released five albums under his own record label, KnuckleSandwich Records. His first album was This is Kingsbury?, released in 2000. This was followed by a second release, Preachin' & Hollerin in 2002. In February 2003 he released his third album, Lo-fi Mojo, recorded live on the radio in Austin, Texas. In April 2003, while recovering from a major head-on collision with a big-rig semi truck he recorded and released the "Rehabilitation Blues E.P." The recording was made at his parents’ home while he was still bedridden from his crash. In 2004, he released The Dirty Old One Man Band. Subsequently, it was re-released (with a few changes) in 2005 when Biram signed with Bloodshot Records from Chicago, Illinois. After signing with Bloodshot, Biram released Graveyard Shift (2006), and Something's Wrong / Lost Forever (2009). Something's Wrong/Lost Forever reached #5 on the Billboard Blues Chart. His fourth record on the Bloodshot label, Bad Ingredients, was released on October 11, 2011. The Album reached #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart on the day of release. A week after the release of Bad Ingredients he appeared on the cover of the Austin, Texas, weekly magazine, The Austin Chronicle. He received the "Best Blues Record" award in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. On November 29, 2013 (Black Friday/Record Store Day) he released a limited edition gospel 7" vinyl single, "When I Die," (with B-side "John The Revelator" featuring Jesse Vain). The downloadable version was also made available. Another full-length album,"Nothin' But Blood" was released on Bloodshot Records, February 4, 2014 on both limited edition, blood-red vinyl, and compact disc. His albums Dirty Old One Man Band and Graveyard Shift were re-released on colored vinyl in 2015. On February 24, 2017 Bloodshot released another full-length album, The Bad Testament on CD, ltd. edition orange swirl vinyl, and 180-gram black vinyl. "The Bad Testament" debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Charts, only 2 spots under The Rolling Stones' "Blue & Lonesome". It also debuted at #93 on the CIMS independent record store sales charts. The CD version, and digital version of Scott H. Biram's album “The Bad Testament” also includes a bonus EP called “Lost On The River” made up of songs he recorded for the soundtrack of the documentary film produced by Yeti Coolers, Shut Up and Paddle about the Texas Water Safari canoe race. In 2018, Biram recorded and produced two songs with his good buddy Jesse Dayton. Monkey David Wine, written by David Allan Coe, and Single Again, written by Gary Stewart. They were released in May 2019 on 7” vinyl by Bloodshot Records. They will be included in his 2020 release, Fever Dreams. On November 22, 2019 Bloodshot Records released Biram's 11th album, “Sold Out to The Devil: A Collection of Gospel Cuts by The Rev. Scott H. Biram” on “natural” colored vinyl, CD, and digital.
On March 25, 2003, Biram was involved in a head-on collision with a big-rig semi truck, which resulted in both his vehicle and his body being crushed. He survived the wreck and was flown to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He suffered from a broken femur, knee, foot, and arm, and severe internal injuries. Metal rods and pins were placed in all of the broken bones, and one and a half feet of his intestine had to be removed from his body. One month later he was back on stage at Austin's Continental Club playing a show from a wheelchair with an I.V. still dangling from his arm.
Hard rock band, Nashville Pussy covered his song "Raisin Hell Again" on their 2005 album, Get Some! Hank Williams III covered Biram's song, "Truckdriver". Biram also appears as a guest vocalist on "The White Trash Song" featured on southern rocker, Shooter Jennings's 2013 release The Other Life. Biram appeared with Jennings as musical guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in March 2013. In 2018, Biram recorded and produced two songs with his good buddy Jesse Dayton. Monkey David Wine, written by David Allan Coe, and Single Again, written by Gary Stewart. They were released in May 2019 on 7” vinyl by Bloodshot Records. They will be included in his 2020 release, “Fever Dreams.” Whitey Morgan covered Biram's original, “Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue” on his album “Sonic Ranch.”
Although primarily known as a one-man band, other musicians have participated and appeared on multiple Biram releases. Austin, Texas, musicians, The Weary Boys appeared on songs featured on Biram's records, "Preachin' and Hollerin'" and "The Dirty Old One Man Band". Particularly the songs "Truckdriver," "Sweet Thing," and "Ocean of Diamonds". Ethan Shawe of Austin, Texas-based band, Chili Cold Blood contributed steel guitar on the song "18 Wheeler Fever" on Biram's 2006 release "Graveyard Shift". John Wesley Myers aka: Reverend James Leg, and Van Campbell of Black Diamond Heavies appeared on two songs on Biram's release "Something's Wrong/Lost Forever". These songs were "I Feel So Good" and "Hard Time". Walter Daniels, more widely known for his harmonica playing, contributed saxophone solos on the song "I Want My Mojo Back" which was featured on Biram's 2011 record, "Bad Ingredients". Percussionist, Matthew Puryear of the local Austin, Texas, band Chili Cold Blood also contributed various percussion on several of the songs on Biram's "Bad Ingredients" album.
The song "Blood, Sweat & Murder" from The Dirty Old One Man Band album, is featured on the soundtrack to 2016's "Hell or High Water" film starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster, written by Taylor Sheridan. The film was nominated for an Academy Award best picture, as well as several other nominations. The soundtrack also features Townes Van Zandt, Waylon Jennings, Chris Stapleton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and other country artists. The film's score was written and performed by Nick Cave, and Warren Ellis. "Blood, Sweat & Murder" was also used in the television program, Dog the Bounty Hunter, in the episode titled "A Helping Hand" and also on an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl, and on FX Channel's Mayans M.C.. Biram's song "Hit The Road" was also used on Dog The Bounty Hunter. "Lost Case of Being Found," "Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue," and "No Way" were used in season four of FX Cable Channel's Sons of Anarchy. His song "Wreck My Car" was used in the film, The Darwin Awards, starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes. The Biram song, "BBQ Commercial" is used in a television commercial for Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, a popular Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado restaurant chain. “Blood, Sweat & Murder” also appears in the 2018 video game, Far Cry 5 by Ubisoft Montreal. Biram has appeared in many documentary films, including a part in J.D. Wilkes 2008 film, Seven Signs: Music, Myth & the American South. Biram costarred in the 2008 German film The Folk Singer: A Tale of Men, Music & America. produced and directed by filmmaker, MA Littler He was also featured in the French documentary, One Trip Some Noise. Biram's music was featured in the documentary, Running Heavy, and another short documentary entitled The Tuesday Nighter. He also appears in the film My Blue Star, a biography about the late Hasil Adkins, a prominent musician in the one-man band genre. In 2013, Biram was the featured artist on an episode of the PBS television show The Sun Studio Sessions. The CD version, and digital version of Scott H. Biram's album “The Bad Testament” also includes a bonus EP called “Lost On The River” made up of songs he recorded for the soundtrack of the documentary film Shut Up and Paddle produced by Yeti Coolers about the Texas Water Safari canoe race.
Currently, Scott H. Biram is 47 years, 5 months and 13 days old. Scott H. Biram will celebrate 48th birthday on a Monday 4th of April 2022.
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