The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. Led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the Summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Evan Chudnow (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California based “power-pop” quartet.
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, kick ass “power-pop” original country band. As a result, they were asked to open for Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay and Kevin Fowler.
The band recently went into the recording studio and recorded a 12-song demo using Tim Hutton as producer, Tim also played guitar, backing vocals and keyboards. Once all the tracks were recorded, they brought in Marc DeSito to mix & master the tracks. Marc DeSito has engineered and mixed the following Grammy nominated & winning artists, U2, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakam, Robbie Robertson, Buddy Guy & many more.
At first listen you can hear the rock n’ roll influences of early Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Sweet while pulling from modern country rockers Eric Church, Justin Moore, Randy Houser & Dwight Yoakam.
The song Sixteen is a rocking pop number about the innocence & 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 that is reminiscent of “lighter’s in the air” moments of arena-rock anthems. Truly, who doesn’t love a good guitar solo.
Guitar with a Missing String is a classic country love song with cleaver lyrics and catchy guitar hooks, at times Justin’s guitar playing is hybrid of Elliot Easton, Brad Paisley & Keith Urban.
Rye Brothers are a complete package and ready to blow out your speakers, rock your soul and make you forget about the daily grind. Go ahead and give it a listen, you might find yourself singing the songs long after you turned off the audio player.