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Rye Bro

An Original Power Pop Country Band, with Some Rock

 Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Showtime: 8:00 PM

“Rye Brothers maintain their high energy and prove to be worth the watch…vocalists Justin Foutz and Paul Justin excel at audience participation…musicianship is strong enough for crossing over into pop music territory”


L.A. Modern Country/Power-Pop stalwarts Rye Brothers take a brief stop from their current West coast tour to play a special show at the world-famous Viper Room, 8852 W. Sunset Blvd., on Saturday, June 25. Showtime: 8 pm. $10. Info: (310) 358-1881 or Also on the bill are rising singer-songwriter Country-pop acts, Keith Jacobs and Carter Winter.

Rye Brothers are running a Party Bus to transport their fans to the Viper Room show from the Norco/Corona area.

Longtime respected industry staple Music Connection reviews Rye Brothers in their February 2016 issue. “Rye Brothers maintain their high energy and prove to be worth the watch”, writes reviewer, Brooke Trout. “Vocalists Justin Foutz and Paul Justin excel at audience participation.  Although the band is pushing for the popular country market, it is apparent the musicianship is strong enough for crossing over into pop music territory”.

Read the entire review here.                                                


Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” rock/country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar-driven songs. The group is 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 Michael Gunn (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California-based “power-pop” quartet.

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, kick-a@@ “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 self-titled twelve-song demo utilizing 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. DeSito has engineered and mixed Grammy-nominated & winning artists including 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, 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 & 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. Truly, who doesn’t love a good guitar solo! “Guitar with A Missing String” is a classic country love song with clever lyrics and catchy guitar hooks, with Justin’s guitar playing sounding like a hybrid of Elliot Easton, Brad Paisley and 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 them a listen, you might find yourself singing the songs long after you turned off the audio player.


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About Joseph Timmons (9898 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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