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Hear Scott H. Biram’s Greasy Lament ‘Long Old Time’

Texas singer-songwriter’s new blues jam appears on forthcoming album ‘The Bad Testament’

Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram will release his new album 'The Bad Testament' on February 24th.

Nate Burrell

Texas singer-songwriter and one-man band Scott H. Biram has been perfecting his primitive, doom-laden country and blues for nearly two decades, recording and touring at a relentless pace. The latest offering from the prolific performer is his new full-length The Bad Testament, which includes the desolate track “Long Old Time.”

Biram evokes the haunted bluesmen and country singers of the past on the greasy blues number, singing as a man out of options and trapped by his bad decisions. “It’s gonna be a long old time / before I pay for the crime that I done,” he sings from somewhere near rock bottom, while menacing blasts of harmonica and metallic strums of electric guitar hurtle onward. In the classic blues tradition, his despair seems to stem from a relationship gone sour and a violent ending for the woman who wronged him.

The Bad Testament is due out via Bloodshot Records on February 24th, and it’s available for pre-order now.

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