The Dirty Old One Man Band himself Scott H. Biram released his 9th full length record Nothin But Blood on Bloodshot Records this past February 5th. It’s another fine example of his trademark sometimes diabolical version of blues, country, hell just plain ol’ footstompin’ good music. Somethings are best left unlabeled as far as genres go. Who needs genres anyway!
Nothin’ But Blood is proof yet again that Scott H. Biram will never die, proven by his head on collision with a tractor and trailer in 2003 which he barely recovered from before he was out playing live in his home state of Texas for Austin’s South By Soutwest annual music festival. The record itself is a cataclysm of stellar blues rock and roll from the country bluesesque opener “Slow and Easy” to the death metal gravelings on the chorus of “Church Point Girls”, and pretty much everything in between. Highlights are “I’m Troubled” and an acapella version of “Amazing Grace” accompanied by a mouth harp chorus and the falling rain in the background. Truthfully I don’t even have a downside to report about the entire album. Biram is just a damn fine story teller through his music telling tales of unfaithful women, rambling on, and of course copious amounts of alcohol consumption.
Nothin’ But Blood is a great record for hanging out on the porch with a bottle of good bourbon, a few cold ones, and no one to bother you. I’ve been a fan for many years and I can’t really say I’ve ever been disappointed by a Scott H. Biram release. I have been told in good faith that a live record is currently in post-production but I have no idea as to when it will be released. Lord knows I’ll have a bottle ready for that release night.
+Words: Scott Zuppardo+