Tag Archives: bluegrass

Cold Sweat :: Scott H. Biram Releases ‘Fever Dreams’

After years of consistent time spent touring the United States and overseas, Scott H. Biram found himself one of countless people forced to abruptly adjust in the wake of COVID-19.  With his main source of income and the biggest sense of release off the table, there was really nothing left to do but go back to the drawing board, and the result of this renewed focus is his most recent release, Fever Dreams.  As per usual, the lion’s share of the instrumentation is handled by Biram, but the assist list is full of talent, including Jesse Dayton, Chris Rhoades, Justin Collins and the homie Jonas Wilson.  Hopefully, the pandemic and all of the ensuing fallout is temporary, and in time, we can find our way back to some sense of normalcy, but in the meantime, it’s nice to know that artists like Scott H. Biram have not been derailed from their true passions.

-chief  

New Noise :: Old Lane Introduces Themselves With ‘Sanctuary’

Like most music scenes, or scenes thriving with creative spirits, band lineups tend to shift on a near daily basis, and many bands step to the plate to see who can survive the game.  Recently, a group of talented San Martians found themselves combining forces in the downturn that 2020 has been, and despite the bleakness of the era they found one another, the noise that they are creating is joyful and inspiring.  Old Lane recently released Sanctuary, an apt name for their lead single considering the times, and the song is a rollercoaster ride of introspection and observation wrapped up nice and neatly in bluegrass packaging.  The song bookends on a high, energetic note, while the midsection halves the time signature and propels listeners into a brief, dreamlike state.  If this song is an indication of the musical quality to come, then strap in, because Old Lane seems hell-bent on taking us far and wide.  Dig the song, share it around, and throw the band a buck if you can afford to.

-chief