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The Porch

Scott H. Biram with Bear Ryan

The Dirty Old One Man Band at The Porch on Saturday, July 23, 2022 with special guest Bear Ryan.

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Scott H. Biram with Bear Ryan

Time & Location

Jul 23, 8:00 PM – Jul 24, 2:00 AM

The Porch, 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About the event

Scott H. Biram at The Porch on Saturday, July 23rd with special guest Bear Ryan.

Doors 8PM

Show 9PM

21+

$20 at the door

Scott H. Biram

The Dirty Old One Man Band

Austin, TX USA

Label: Bloodshot Records

www.scotthbiram.com

Scott H. Biram unleashes a fervent display of conviction through, not only the genuine blues, classic country, bluegrass, and rock n roll, but he seals the deal with punk, heavy metal, and frankly, anything

else he wants to. He’s The Dirty Old One Man Band.

He will still the room with haunting South Texas blues, then turn it upside down, into a truck driver's mosh pit. Like he says, it might be baptism, or it might be murder, either way...you gonna see the light. This legally ordained preacher’s singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs, and licks literally yanked, one at a time, out of his collection of crusty, worn out, Gibson hollowbody guitars, and battle axes. All this

held down with a pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot, and self customed stomp board. The remainder of this brutally charming one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables. Don’t get too close! You gonna get some grease on ya!

Years of compulsive touring, along with a steady diet of down and dirty blues, rock, punk, country, and hillbilly have developed Scott H. Biram's signature concoction, attracting a hefty array of fans who dig the bizarre and twisted sides of the rock and roll spectrum. His live shows, performed all over the world, deliver a take no prisoners attitude, a stomping, pulsing John Lee Hooker-channeling, and cockeyed tales of black water baptisms and murder, all while romanticizing the on-the-road lifestyle. SCOTT H. BIRAM IS THE DIRTY OLD ONE MAN BAND.

©1974

Bear Ryan

www.bearsongs.com

Born in the cement-city of Arlington, Texas. Raised off the back-roads of Roanoke. A place where horses were stolen and mustache competitions were held.

Daddy always kept movin’, so she did, too.

At a young age, Bear’s father’s job took them around the country, finally settling back in Texas at age 12 for the long-haul.

The youngest of 4 children, Bear didn’t grow up with music lessons. She had her mother’s Beach Boys and Elvis vinyl. Her father’s John Denver and Frank Sinatra 8-tracks. Her sisters’ Quiet Riot tapes and her brother’s Zeppelin albums.

Ever the old soul, she got her hands on the “Stand By Me” movie soundtrack. Man, oh man! Shirley Lee’s growl! Jerry Lee Lewis' energy! A croony Buddy Holly and the swoony Bobbettes. She liked singing along with all of them.

Then,  in her teens it was Led Zeppelin and the Stones. Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The Grateful Dead. Gillian Welch. Lucinda Williams.

She found Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, T Bone Walker, Big Momma Thornton, Etta James and Hollywood Fats. Jimmie Rodgers. Del McCoury.

And then…. she found the Black Keys. Which led her to find RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

They felt like home.

Longer grooves. A raw, unpolished sound. This was it!

At 17 years old, Bear arrived in Austin, Texas. It was 1995.

Antone’s Blues Club was still a shady joint on Guadalupe St. with low ceilings and even lower hanging clouds of cigarette smoke. Music poured from the clubs: Joe’s Generic Bar. The 311 Club. Hondo’s. TC’s Lounge.

Music… was everywhere. Threadgills. Continental Club. Saxon Pub and Momo’s. The clubs, the streets, front porches, and back yards.

Bear had a passion for the music. She took jobs just to work in the clubs. She was on the scene and crashed on it’s couch.

It would be another 15 years before a curious person asked her to sit behind a drum kit and play a beat. And then, sing a little sumthin’.

And off she went!!!

A duo was born. Bear on drums and vocals. 100 gigs in her first year and a national tour in year two. She eventually stepped out from behind the drum kit and founded the 5-piece group, “Red On Yellow”. A few more national tours. Austin residencies. And then… a global pandemic.

A brutal blessing. The world came to a grinding halt. Gigs and tours cancelled. Locked up like a caged animal, Bear picked up the left handed acoustic guitar gathering dust in the corner of her living room and started to work on some callouses. A solo project was born.

With a sound heavily influenced by country, bluegrass, rock n roll, and blues - Bear started to make the music that she liked to hear. The music she longed for. The stuff that was rarely written from the female perspective.

“It’s just rock n roll - comin’ from a lady-person.”

That was that.

Ask her what she plays, and she’ll tell you it’s Git-Down music.

“It’ll either make you wanna git down, or bring you down. Either way…. that’s what I play.”

With a big voice and a low growl, some left-handed slide guitar, and a knack for story-telling… Bear brings an enchanting performance to crowds of any kind.

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