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  • December 13, 2016
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Scott H. Biram

The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal. Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.

Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. HELL NO!!! His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his 1959 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. The remainder of this one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables.

Scott H. Biram won’t die. On May 11th, 2003, one month after being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler at 75 MPH, he took the stage at The Continental Club in Austin, TX in a wheel chair – I.V. still dangling from his arm. With 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine, Biram unleashed his trademark musical wrath.

When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling “They said that was a hard act to follow….I’m a hard act to follow motherfuckers!!” The stunned crowd looked on.


Take a listen…


Grifters & Shills

His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar–nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary.This two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability. Come welcome them as they bring you back home.Discography 
This Texas-based band released their debut full-length album, “Watershed,” in 2014. Produced by Brad Sayles (Houston Symphony) and featuring Max Dyer (cello) and Kevin Hardin (fiddle), “Watershed” guides listeners through a unique and thorough journey of roots music set in the modern day. This album was the much-anticipated follow-up to their EP, “Trainwreck Junkyard” (2013).

A new album of updated traditionals is tentatively planned for release in mid-2017, with a major new release expected in 2018.

Behind Grifters & Shills are John and Rebecca Stoll. The pair met and began playing music together in 2008. Their first band, Westbound, released two albums–“Now & Then” (2012) and “Blackjack Road (2010).

Music from all of their albums is playing on left-end-of-the-dial radio stations across the country.

Guest Appearances 
Grifters & Shills have also been featured on albums from other artists, including Texas favorites Zach Tate (Serious Man – 2014; End of Time – 2012) and Myrna Sanders (Big Head Diva – 2012), as well as various compilation albums (Texas Music Selections – 2015; Quote Your Pulse: Covers Compilation – 2012; Oasis Rock and Roots Sampler – 2010). They have also appeared in Musician’s Friend advertisements in Guitar World, Mix, Electronic Musician and Modern Drummer magazines.


Take a listen…

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