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Scott Metzger

The adventurous improvisor comes to Portsmouth town.

Thursday, May, 5th, 2022
8:00 - 11:00 PM

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The adventurous improvisor comes to Portsmouth town.

Scott Metzger

Thursday, May 5th

Doors 7 / Show 8

$20 Advanced / $25 Day of Show


“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

Scott Metzger was born in Trenton, New Jersey and began playing guitar in his teens. By the age of 19 he was performing regionally, and the attention this gathered led to an invitation to join Phish lyricist 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 legendary NYC clubs including The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, and The Wetlands Preserve. Since then, he has been a mainstay of the NYC music scene and he has developed a reputation as a highly sought after musician both fronting his own projects and playing in ensembles backing others. His musical approach is aimed at serving the integrity of the song & group while expressing his unique voice through his instrument. 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.

Scott has performed, recorded, and toured with acts including: John Mayer, John Medeski, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline, Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule, Oteil Burbridge, LaLa Brooks (of the world famous Crystals), Phil Lesh & Friends, Shooter Jennings, Grammy award winner Mike Farris, Gene & Dean Ween, Anders Osborne, Joss Stone, Trixie Whitley, Nicole Atkins, the Stanton Moore Trio, Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, among many others.Metzger has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia extensively and has contributed his playing to many diverse projects in the recording studio. He is a first call player in genres ranging from singer/songwriter to soul to free form “jazz” to Americana/country and is able to blend in seamlessly in any context. He has performed at historic venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Ancient Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), The Blue Note New York, The Ryman Auditorium, Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as esteemed festivals like The Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), The Newport Folk Festival, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bonnaroo, and more.

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