Scott Metzger has performed, recorded, and toured with acts including: John Mayer, Trixie Whitley, John Scofield, LaLa Brooks (of The Crystals), Phil Lesh (of The Grateful Dead), Warren Haynes, Shooter Jennings, Oteil Burbridge, Nels Cline, Marco Benevento, Anders Osborne, Amy Helm, and grammy winner Mike Farris among many others. He 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. Appearances include 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, Ancient Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note New York, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fox Theatre Oakland, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Scott is a full time member of the critically acclaimed, increasingly popular Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. His various part time projects include the Gypsy Jazz influenced The Showdown Kids, and 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.’
His overall approach is aimed at serving 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.
Metzger has been a part of the NYC Freaks community from the very beginning when he was the lead guitarist in Rana. Since then, Scott has played nearly every Freaks Ball and countless other Freaks events with all of his projects. Scott has been a true friend to the Freaks community.