Scott Metzger

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Scott Metzger
Metzger at The Cap.jpg
Metzger in 2016
Background information
Born (1977-10-12) October 12, 1977 (age 41)
OriginTrenton, New Jersey, United States
GenresPsychedelic music, Country music, Jazz, Surf rock
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar, Pedal steel guitar, Bass guitar, Vocals
Associated actsJoe Russo's Almost Dead, Phil and Friends, WOLF!

Scott Metzger (born October 12, 1977) is an American guitarist. His work touches on many styles including psychedelic rock, soul, country, jazz, and surf rock. His collaborations with other artists include Phil Lesh, John Scofield, Joe Russo, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Shooter Jennings, LaLa Brooks of The Crystals, Trixie Whitley, Nicole Atkins, Anders Osborne, Dean Ween,[1] and the Stanton Moore trio. Metzger is a full-time member of Joe Russo's Almost Dead since its inception in 2013, as well as his instrumental trio WOLF!; he also continues to play with other artists.


Metzger was born in Trenton, New Jersey and began playing guitar in his teens. He was raised in Lambertville, New Jersey. In the late nineties he was overheard playing in a coffee shop in Princeton, New Jersey where he was playing with his noise/groove based trio F-Hole by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and lyricist Tom Marshall and was invited to join Marshall's newly formed Amfibian on lead guitar, which toured extensively and gave Metzger his first nationwide exposure. Scott attended the prestigious jazz program at William Paterson University.[2]

He has performed at music festivals worldwide, including the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Newport Folk Festival, Lockn' Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonaroo, and OUR Fest as well as famous and historic venues worldwide; Carnegie Hall, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), The Blue Note (New York,) Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Fox Theatre Oakland, Lincoln Center, and the Capitol Theatre.[2]

Selected discography[edit]

with WOLF!

with Rana

  • Here in The USA (2002)
  • Subject to Change (2003)
  • What It Is (2004)

with F-Hole

  • self titled (wing dam, 1999)
  • Drive (wing dam, 1999)

with Particle

  • Transformations (Sony, 2006)

with Statesmen

  • self titled (2012)

as Sideman

with Trixie Whitley

  • Puerta Bohemica (MRI, 2016)

with Anders Osborne

  • Spacedust and Ocean Views (2016)
  • Flowerbox (2016)

with Erik Deutsch

  • Outlaw Jazz (cumberland brothers music, 2016)

with Marco Benevento

  • Live at Tonic (2007)

with Kelli Scarr

  • Piece (2010)
  • Dangling Teeth (silence breaks, 2012)

with Sophie Auster

  • Dogs & Men (2014)

with TriBeCaStan

  • New Songs From The Old Country (evergreen, 2013)

with Frank Bango

  • Touchy/Feely (sincere recording co., 2013)


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