Pop country band returns to Carson Valley Inn
March 23, 2016
A band that turns country and rock'n'roll music on their heads returns to Carson Valley Inn this weekend for four days.
The Rye Brothers, a "power-pop" country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n' roll guitar-driven songs play today through Saturday in the Cabaret Lounge of CVI in Minden.
The group is led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Justin and Foutz formed Rye Brothers in the Summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Michael Gunn (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California-based "power-pop" quartet.
The group took to the stage for the first time in CVI in December.
Coming Up Magazine writes, "the only artist I've seen in the past couple of months have dates well into 2016 is Janet Jackson. Do you know who is creeping up behind her in terms of dates? Rye Brothers from Norco, Calif." IE Shine On states, "High-energy honky-tonk infused with a modern rock 'n' roll edge – let us introduce you to SoCal's hottest new country-rock band, Rye Brothers".
The Rye Brothers' love for rock 'n' roll led them to keep it simple and pure: two guitars, bass and drums. They have been raising cane in the honky tonks, bars, casinos and concert halls of California, Arizona, and Nevada and have earned a reputation as a high-energy, "power-pop" original country band. As a result, they were asked to open for Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay and Kevin Fowler.
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The band recently went into the recording studio and recorded a self-titled twelve-song demo utilizing Tim Hutton as producer. Hutton also played guitar, backing vocals and keyboards. Once all the tracks were recorded, they brought in Marc DeSito to mix and master the tracks. DeSito has engineered and mixed Grammy-nominated & winning artists including U2, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakam, Robbie Robertson, Buddy Guy and more.
At first listen you can hear the rock n' roll influences of early Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, and Sweet, while also pulling from modern country rockers like Eric Church, Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Dwight Yoakam. "Sixteen" is a rocking pop number about the innocence and reckless abandon of being a teen with an infectious guitar hook and anthem backing vocals. "Baby I" is a power-pop ballad with country overtones that builds to a classic rock guitar solo reminiscent of "lighter's in the air" moments of arena-rock anthems. "Guitar with A Missing String" is a classic country love song with clever lyrics and catchy guitar hooks, with Foutz's guitar playing sounding like a hybrid of Elliot Easton, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.
The performances are free to attend.
For more information and samples of their music visit http://www.ryebrothers.net or find them on Facebook.
For more information on the concerts visit http://www.carsonvalleyinn.com.