Monday, August 28, 2006

Lemming's Artist of the Week: Scott H. Biram

By Kanrei

Austin,Texas never sounded so good. Blues are always going to be what I think of when I think of that town thanks to "Austin City Limits", I just never realized how raw, aggressive, and powerful the Blues could be.

We have all seen those old time black and white photos of the Blues greats. These ugly old men, beat up guitar on their knee, not singing great or playing great, but making just pure emotionally powerful music. The drums would usually be the stomping of their feet or beating of the guitar and the music came from so deep within them, they would be almost exhausted when they were done playing as if they were giving birth. Well, sadly those days are gone in the MTV Super group reality television world of today, right?

Salvation is at hand my Blues deprived Lemmings! Salvation has arrived. Scott H. Biram is the entire band. Scott H. Biram is far from pretty. Scott H. Biram is from Austin. Scott H. Biram plays a 1959 Gibson guitar. Scott H. Biram is just plain bad ass and there is no other word for it. Here is a story from Bloodshot Records webpage about their artist:
Scott H. Biram wont 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.

This guy is a legend in the making with the talent to back it up. See for yourself here:

You can hear more of his music at his Myspace page or goto his website for more information on him.

He gets 9 cliff divers out of 10 who each scored 9 on their dives.

1 comment:

Serena Joy said...

I can't think of any bad music that ever came out of Austin, but this guy is fantastic.