“Metzger’s unique style is truly remarkable” – Relix Magazine
“…an ace guitarist of a thousand styles.” – Village Voice
“One can hear everyone from Danny Gatton to Jimmy Bryant” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
“WOLF! is a no-frills outfit that could serve as the house band for a Quentin Tarantino movie.” – Brooklyn Vegan
Scott has performed, recorded, and toured with acts including: John Mayer, Joss Stone, John Medeski, Trixie Whitley, Nicole Atkins, Nels Cline (of Wilco), Oteil Burbridge, Trey Anastaio, LaLa Brooks (of the world famous Crystals), Phil Lesh, Shooter Jennings, Amy Helm, Gene & Dean Ween, Anders Osborne, Marco Benevento, the Stanton Moore Trio, Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, among many others. Metzger has performed extensively all over the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia and has performed and recorded with projects of all genres, and is a first call player in many artists, producers, & engineers phone books. He has performed at esteemed festivals worldwide, such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), The Newport Folk Festival, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as famous and historic venues worldwide; Carnegie Hall, The Fillmore San Francisco, Ancient Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), The Blue Note New York, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fox Theatre Oakland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Capitol Theatre.
Currently, Scott is a full time member of the critically acclaimed, increasingly popular Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, and fronts the project WOLF! (Royal Potato Family Records), an instrumental guitar trio whose music has been featured on the hit television series Z-Nation. In addition, Scott has made various appearances on national television, including appearances on Good Day New York and a featured duet with Nicole Atkins on the season 1 finale of Cameron Crowe’s Showtime series ‘Roadies.’
Scott Metzger was born in Trenton, New Jersey and began playing guitar in his teens. By the age of 19 he was playing regionally with the experimental/noise trio F-Hole. The attention this gathered eventually led him to be invited to join Tom Marshall’s project Amfibian which is where Metzger first received national recognition. Metzger then went on to be one fourth of the cult following rock band RANA, touring extensively nationwide throughout the early 2000’s.
After moving to New York in 2001 Scott began making a name for himself, becoming a regular fixture at The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, and The Wetlands Preserve. After a brief stint with Particle on the west coast in 2006 he returned home to NYC with a newfound sense of direction. Since then he has developed a reputation as a highly sought after NYC-area freelance guitarist & vocalist.
His overall approach is to serve the integrity of the song & group while expressing his unique voice through his guitar. His style combines a lyrical, melodic sound and sensibility that shows a deep understanding of the instrument’s history, while at the same time has an edginess that is unmistakably Metzger’s own.
Time. Tone. Taste. Touch.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
D’addario Strings & Accessories
Royal Potato Family