Our Story

Dan Metzger, as the leader of the band, keeps everybody totally engaged in delivering the fun factor.  Dan plays electric and acoustic guitar, both rhythm and lead.  He sings both lead and harmony as well. Originally from Minnesota, he makes his home in Ennis, MT.  His style of play is clean and his leads are melodic.  Dan loves singing the blues.

Brian Cartwright, Bass and vocals.  He is Fool's Gold's crooner.  Brian has the voice and the bass chops.  Brian is a highly talented musician.  He plays bass, guitar, and keyboards.  He sings both lead and backup vocals.  He hails from Orange County, CA and now resides in the Bozeman area.  He is the bands rock and roller as well.  Brian and Jake make the most solid rhythm section in Montana, period!

Ben Balyeat,  Arguably the best musician in the band, regardless the instrument.  He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and sings.  Look for him to light the room up with his blazing guitar solos.  He is extremely talented, fun loving, and entertaining.  As one of the younger ones in the band, Ben keeps us updated and clearly with the times.  Ben lives in Bozeman, MT.

Jake Boggess The man with the beat.  Our latest addition to the band.  Jake originally hails from Tyler, TX.  Works at Big Sky as a member of the Ski Patrol.  An avid drummer and veteran performer, Jake has tremendous style and keeps us in the groove at all times.  He now lives in Bozeman.  Check out Jake's youtube channel, "oddballjake" for some great videos of his playing.

Oscar Dominguez, long time professional musician from New York City.  Oscar spent time in Vegas playing, now is a prominent player in the Montana music scene.  You can see him playing 100s of gigs a year with his band, The "Sugardaddies".  If he is not busy, he is joining us on Fool's Gold gigs.  A serious talent and a great performer.

Daisy Balyeat, The best sound person in all of Montana.  Daisy makes sure the band's sound is balanced for the audience.  Low stage noise, appropriate volume for all venues.  She makes us who we are!

Mitch Shuck, our sound guy with the outrageous voice.  Mitch being our youngest member of the band, sports some phenomenal dreads.  He's got the chops and when its time for Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC he's the man.  Hi energy, high voice, always rockin'.  Mitch lives in St. George, UT