WOLF! feat. Scott Metzger
Scott Metzger is one of New York City’s most in demand guitarists, touring with the likes of Grateful Dead revivalist phenomenon, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and picking on numerous studio sessions, including those by Anders Osborne, Shooter Jennings, Craig Finn and Kelli Scarr. However, it’s Metzger’s instrumental trio, WOLF!, that reveals his own truly distinct voice as a guitarist.
Joined in the band by bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth, Metzger’s modus operandi is time, tone, taste and touch—uncompromisingly so. First and foremost, his sound is built upon the great Fender Telecaster tradition, the lineage of which runs from Roy Buchanan to Jeff Beck, Danny Gatton to Steve Cropper, Bill Frisell to Albert Collins. It’s within that rich history that Metzger stands to be recognized as the next great torchbearers.
“One of the primary concepts behind WOLF! is the pure signal from guitar into amp. I don’t hide my sound behind gadgets. I’m into getting a direct, solid tone and having focused, direct ideas,” says Metzger. “WOLF! is nothing but a great rhythm section, a Fender Telecaster, and a real good time.”
To date, WOLF! has released two full-length albums on Royal Potato Family, while the band is gearing up for more touring and recording in 2022 and 2023.