A couple of years ago Scott H. Biram was involved in a near fatal car wreck on the way home from a gig. A head-on collision with an 18-wheeler resulted in multiple fractures and massive internal injuries but the bluesman survived, and was back on stage a week after his release from the hospital. Apparently his comeback show consisted of Biram on stage in a wheelchair complete with I.V. drip, 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine. It's a kind of mythical story - pulled back from the edge sort of stuff, that will, if this guy keeps making music the way he does, add another great bluesman story to the pile.
The self proclaimed "Dirty Old One Man Band" fuses together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into a raucous punk rock style fusion with the odd wink towards a not so latent flirtation with metal. Or something like that anyways ... download a couple of free Biram tracks here and start your own damn blog :-)
The full playlist for for Country Mike’s Hauraki Hoedown for Monday July 10th, 2006, can be found here at the Casa de Country Mike.