On August 17th, Shooter Jennings fired a shot across the bow of Music Row and the “new Outlaw” country movement by releasing the song “Outlaw You” on CMT. Now with the help of JuddFilms, Shooter has released a more fleshed out, viral-style video for the song. It was released today, once again with the help of CMT.
Scott H. Biram
Over the last couple of years, the “Jekyll” to JD’s Wilkes “Hyde” from the madhouse Shack Shakers performances, has been a side project called The Dirt Daubers. They released a homespun self-titled album in 2009 but are now planning their first proper release Wake Up, Sinners! for September 13th via Colonel Knowledge Records.
Well, we’ve just about reached the half way point of 2011, and let me level with you folks, so far this has been a down year for music. Yes, there’s been a few good projects and some surprises as well, but generally speaking it’s been pretty bleak compared to 2010, which was such a bumper year for music.
Austin Lucas, Caitlin Rose, Gillian Welch, Hellbound Glory, Jimbo Mathus, Left Lane Cruiser, Little Lisa Dixie, Lone Wolf, Pokey LaFarge, Rachel Brooke, Scott H. Biram, Shooter Jennings, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Ted Russell Kamp, Wanda Jackson, William Elliot Whitmore
The “Dirty Old One Man Band” from Austin, TX Scott H. Biram has a new album entitled “Bad Ingredients” slated to come out in October. Biram, who is currently on tour through the Midwest, relayed the new album info in a recent interview. Biram talked about many things, including his mix of country, blues, and rock influences, and how his legendary tussle with an 18-wheeler helped his career.
Country music might ignore Record Store Day (RSD) this Saturday (April 16th), the worldwide event that has become an international holiday for audiofiles, but Saving Country Music won’t. Neither will Bloodshot Records, who has a number of releases and events planned for the day meant to prop up the ailing mom and pop record store.
As the name implies, Hillgrass Bluebilly Records defines the nexus of where hillbilly, country, bluegrass, and blues meet. This rich and diverse environment that has been created in the independent/underground music world embodies all roots music as unified expressions of purity and soul, regardless of the origins. Keith Mallette and co-founder Ryan Tackett have created a burgeoning homespun record label that is getting…
Bloodshot Records, Bob Log III, Fat Possum Records, Hillgrass Bluebilly, Hiran & Huddie, James Hand, Jesse Dayton, Keith Mallette, Larry & His Flask, Left Lane Cruiser, Possessed by Paul James, Roger Wallace, Scott H. Biram, Shooter Jennings, Soda, Ten Foot Polecats, The Boomswagglers, Tom VandenAvond, Wayne Hancock, William Elliot Whitmore
Shooter Jennings’ talk of forming a new genre of music called XXX has been all the talk of this website and others, and a few days ago he offered up an exclusive an extensive interview with Jashie P of Outlaw Radio Chicago about the XXX idea, about his latest and controversial album (to some) Black Ribbons, his feelings on country music and if he has “turned his back on it,” and about his long-standing, one-sided feud with Hank Williams III.
Alright look. I know that some of you have already grown tired of the back and forths talking about what to call music and how to manage it, and rather we all spend more time focusing on the actual music itself. I agree, and that will continue to be the main focus of Saving Country Music. But right now, I do not think there is a bigger issue facing the music we all love than this proposed XXX genre. I have already made my initial thoughts known, and had many critical things to say . . .
Dash Rip Rock, Drive By Truckers, Hank III, Jason Isbell, John Carter Cash, Lukas Nelson, Mojo Nixon, North Mississippi All Stars, Old 97's, Rhett Miller, Scott H. Biram, Shooter Jennings, Tommy Townsend, Whitey Morgan & The 78's
The diversity in this insurgent roots movement gives us strength. If you ask me, Scott Biram, Hillstomp, or Larry & His Flask are much more country than most of the stuff you can hear on the radio that flies that flag. Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers were both country bluesman, and I see that same spirit, and musical open-mindedness here.
(Possessed just released his latest album “Feed the Family” through Hillgrass Bluebilly Records, and it will be released worldwide Sep. 21st.) After recently reviewing the underground film The Folk Singer, I wanted to get more information about the “main character” (so to speak), the artist Possessed by Paul James, and luckily a check of his […]
The Folk Singer is the exact right movie for this very moment in time. It courageously reaches down to the deepest measure of the human soul and spirit and mines what cannot be expressed in words. It says what we are all thinking, but were incapable heretofore of saying. You watch this movie and say, […]
Flint, Michigan’s Whitey Morgan and the 78’s have just signed with the the label that is the home of Insurgent Country, Bloodshot Records. Whitey and the boys join the ranks of people like Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Justin Townes Earle, and Scott H. Biram, all signed to the Chicago-based label. The announcement comes just days […]
First the bad news. One of the best festivals for independent roots music, the Deep Blues Festival, is no more. Simply put, this is a tragedy. If the independent roots movement had one premier festival, this was it, and this is coming from someone focused on country more than blues. Still, bands like .357 String […]
.357 String Band, Cashman, Chris Johnson, closed, Cuzn Wildweed, Deep Blues Festival, Dex Romweber Duo, ended, Hillstomp, Left Lane Cruiser, Los Duggans, Muddy Roots Festival, ninebullets.net, no more, Reverend Deadeye, Scott H. Biram, Those Poor bastards
It seems like whenever I start making “Best Of” lists, I draw the ire of one group of people or another. I think I am misunderstood quite commonly that my “Top” picks mean that they are my favorite personally, or that maybe I am even trying to push some agenda. I really do agonize over […]
A Bitter Harvest, Damn the Luck, Justin Townes Earle, Lonesome Wyatt, Lucky Tubb, Midnight at the Movies, Poor Fool, Rachel Brooke, Scott H. Biram, Someday I'll Fall, Something's Wrong/Lost Forever, Those Poor bastards, Thowin' Away My Money, Viper of Melody, Wayne Hancock
The dirty ol’ one man band from Texas, Scott H. Biram has just released a new video for the single “Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue” off his latest release Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO. It was put together by Blake Judd of Judd Films, Todd Tue of Milk Products Media, […]
The thing I like about the one man bands like Joe Buck and Scott H. Biram is the abominable amount of energy they put into their music. It is rare to see an individual member of a band with as much energy as a one man band, or a one man band that doesn’t have […]
On Outlaw Radio tonight (Tuesday), Jashie P will be featuring the greatness of the one man band. A lot of you might know about people like Hasil Adkins from Boone County, really the father of the country/rock/punk one man bands. Then there’s Scott H. Biram from Texas, and Hank III’s old bass player Joe Buck, […]
This Tuesday we had a couple of big album releases by two big names in REAL country music (and blues). Scott H. Biram released Something’s Wrong, Lost Forever on Bloodshot Records, and JB Beverly and the Wayward Drifters released Watch America Roll By. I have both these albums on the way and hope to have […]
Scott H. Biram, the “dirty ol’ one man band” who bridges country, blues and punk, recently ended a very successful European tour by slipping and breaking his lower left leg. It was a break of the compound persuasion. On his stomping leg. Ouch. This has forced Biram to cancel all his March and April tour […]
The King of Juke Joint Swing and now a wily veteran of the underground country circuit, Wayne “The Train” Hancock will be releasing a new album this April, called Viper of Melody. According to waynehancock.com the album will feature his current touring lineup of Izzy Zaidman on lead guitar, Huck Johnson on slap bass, and […]
For those of you that haven’t seen this yet, there is a new documentary coming out in the Fall of 2008 on the great HASIL ADKINS with commentary from Hank III and Joe Buck. To see the movie’s MySpace page click here, and thanks to CuzN Wildweed for working his ass off trying to spread […]