<p style="text-align: left;">Born in a small industrial town on the south side of Los Angeles, Hyram grew up with Merle Haggard, George Jones and Buck Owens ringing in his ears while trying to learn to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix and Joni Mitchell.
He played in various bands while growing up but eventually put aside music to focus on his university studies. He completed a BA in Geology in California, worked in the industry for a few years then eventually landed at the University of Otago. While studying
for his PhD he began playing music again and fell in with the New Edinburgh Folk Club crowd. Since then he has been a sound operator for bands and concerts, a concert promoter and playing in various folk, country and jazz bands. In 1994 he opened Twang Town
in Dunedin and has spent the last 20 plus years selling, repairing and advising on instruments and sound gear. Hyram can sing as well as play acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele and fiddle (a wee bit!)<span style="text-decoration:
underline;"><br /><br /></span>Besides performing in NZ and Europe with the long running (25 years!) folk band The Chaps, in the last few years Hyram has been seen performing solo at the Canterbury, Tui, Whitestone and Whare Flat Music
Festivals; the Dunedin and Christchurch Folk Clubs; with his new six-piece band Dr T and the Twang Tones; and as performer and backing musician in a number of stage shows and even a major movie. Earlier this year he released a CD recording of his acclaimed
"Eureka" solo concert show and, along with wife Adrienne and daughter Amélie who sometime perform with him, they are working toward a CD release of songs for kids which will be bearable to listen to 40,000,000 times as an adult.<span style="text-decoration:
underline;"><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Facebook: Hyram Twang</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Website: <a dir="ltr" href="http://drtwang.com/">DrTwang.com</a> (under