[Cover photo credit to Andy Hess]
Scott Metzger has shared new single and video for “Waltz For Beverly” from his debut album, Too Close To Reason, due March 4th, 2022, on Royal Potato Family. This represents one of the quieter moments on Metzger’s 12-track collection of acoustic guitar compositions. This new collection, and particularly “Waltz For Beverly”, stand in contrast to his work as a collaborator with artists like John Scofield, Nels Cline and Shooter Jennings, as well as his role as vocalist and guitarist in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.
This was one of the last tunes written and recorded for the album. It didn’t occur to me until after I recorded it that it is a lullaby with an element of Irish reel music to it. The song was inspired by a stuffed animal bat named Beverly who lives in our house that has become a bit of a mascot. This one played itself—everything you hear on this song was a first take in the studio. Dan Goodwin’s mix of the song adds to the overall cloud-like mood.
Scott Metzger will celebrate the release of Too Close To Reason with four east coast performances beginning at the end of March currently on-sale in Cambridge, New York City, Washington, DC and Philadelphia. Additional dates will be added shortly.
Too Close To Reason is currently available to pre-order on 180-gram vinyl here.