With one foot firmly planted in the country-tinged rock of the 1970's, and the other foot wandering between alternative, power-pop and folk, The 29ers make a refreshing new kind of music that still feels familiar. Matt Metz and Matt Kline, who share lead singing and songwriting duties, have played in multiple bands and genres together for over 10 years. Their harmonizing vocals and guitars are complemented by Chris Chilcoat on drums, Martin Metz on bass, and Eric Watland on keyboards.
Metz and Kline made up half of the folk string band The Fox Hunt, which spent 8 years touring around much of the United States, as well as parts of Ireland, Scotland, and Japan. Prior to that, they played with Chilcoat in the instrumental post-punk/metal band The Red Oranges, who had garnered a reputation for complex song structures and frenetic live shows.
Pulling inspiration from the past and stepping confidently into the future, The 29ers are bringing their brand of rock and roll to stages in their home state of West Virginia and beyond.