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Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self
proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently,
lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk
and godless metal.
Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs
about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. His singing, yodeling,
growling, leering and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by
sloppy riffs and licks from his ’59 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.
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.
The Hooten Hallers’ new self-titled album, out April 21, 2017 on Big Muddy
Records, is the culmination of their experiences from 10 years of
performing and traveling together. They’ve injected the album with the
stories and characters they’ve been meeting on the road all this time.
Produced by Johnny Walker (Soledad Brothers, All Seeing Eyes) and Kristo
Baricevic (Big Muddy Records), the Hooten Hallers’ latest effort showcases
their evolution as musicians and songwriters. It garnered attention by
Noisey – “This album rules”; Rock’N’Reel (UK) – “This is a band that really
understands and exudes the history of rock and roll”; Impose Magazine –
“another stunner of a music collection”; New Releases Now – “one of the
most dynamic live shows around”; AXS – “This album is sheer madness in the
best way”; Ground Sounds – “gritty, groovy, and bluesy”; No Depression –
“evokes images of Tom Waits tending to a trotline at Lake of the Ozarks”,
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and blues-inspired, manic guitar,
and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat
keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk.
Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and
bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna
be a party!