If your idea of a real rock band for the 21st century is one that blends the swagger and bluesy elements of classic bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie, alongside more recent bands like The White Stripes, Black Keys and Rival Sons, then let me introduce you to the power trio from Portland Oregon – Metts Ryan & Collins.
Metts Ryan & Collins are bold new standard bearers for this rare breed. With Geoff Metts leading the charge on vocals and guitars, Dain Ryan on the bass foundation, and Mike Collins as drum corps leader, the band is taking the fight to listeners with their gritty and vibrant brand of guitar rock.
Following up their self-titled EP with their debut full-length, Homegrown, Metts Ryan & Collins garnered both local and regional acclaim, including a feature with the Portland Trail Blazers, who played the album’s first single, “Oregon,” during a game. They also showcased at NAMM and Whiskey-A-Go-Go, among others, earning a blue collar audience, while delivering a tried-and-true, straight-to-the-gut rock ’n’ roll brand that is timeless.
Recommended if you like: Black Keys, Rival Sons, Vintage Trouble, Gary Clark Jr.