Matt Woods is a songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee who spends a bulk of his time on the road, playing his songs for anyone who cares to listen. "Some folks call what I do Americana, but I have a hard time putting a label on things like that. A lot of my songs are very much based in classic country music while others are grounded in straight forward and greasy rock’n’roll,” Woods explains. “I write what is ready to come out and try to be as honest as I can about it."
"A native of Knoxville Tennessee, Woods’ knack for conveying heartfelt homage to traveling troubadours, hard luck heroes and the blue collar everyman gives him a reliable stock and trade. Evidence lies in “A Company Town” and “Johnny Ray Dupree,” both taken from his excellent album The Matt Woods Manifesto."
"It’s only a matter of time before singer-songwriter Matt Woods finds wider recognition."
On April 19, 2011, Woods released The Matt Woods Manifesto on Lonely Ones Records. He is currently touring the US in support of the album, all the while writing new material for the next one. Along the way he has shared stages with the likes of Chris Knight, Zac Brown, Drivin' n' Cryin', Kevn Kinney, Black Oak Arkansas, Will Hoge, Roger Clyne (of The Refreshments), Tim Lee, Two Cow Garage, Mic Harrison (of the V-Roys and Superdrag), Doug Gillard (of Guided By Voices), Col. Bruce Hampton & the Code Talkers, Paleface, Cake, Brian Vander Ark (of The Verve Pipe), The Features and a seemingly never-ending list of talented independent artists from points around the globe. His live shows are a high energy mix of roots rock and Americana steeped in classic country and blues and immersed in East Tennessee culture.
"It’s only a matter of time before singer-songwriter Matt Woods finds wider recognition.” -Performing Songwriter