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Matt Woods / Press

"I LOVE THIS SONG!" (talking about Deadman's Blues)

Riki Rachtman

“Song of the Year: Deadman's Blues”

"America hurts, and Matt Woods howls for her."

Bradenton Times

"[With Love From Brushy Mountain] is a perfect second full length album."

"With Love from Brushy Mountain is like listening to a Charles Bukowski poem with a little twang and dirty cowboy boots. It’s that perfect."

“Manifesto is Wood’s masterpiece and a strong indication that this talented singer/songwriter has the smarts and savvy to achieve all his ambitions and even more.”

"If this manifesto is a proclamation of things to come I hope he and the band stick to the plan. Great stuff!"

“It's only a matter of time before singer-songwriter Matt Woods finds wider recognition.”

Performing Songwriter

“Every once in a while, you get an album that from the first note you can tell it is going to be very hard to turn off. The Matt Woods Manifesto is one of these albums.”

“It’s a brawler of a record, akin to that good-natured drunk in every Southern roadhouse who’s boisterous and bawdy but quick to smash a bottle over an opponent’s head if provoked.”

“So what's a road-dog to do when he's ready to do an album?.... Do what you know and do it well...recruit your good friends and the region's best pickers to record one hell of a record...This road-dog WILL hunt!!"”

“The Matt Woods Manifesto is pumping into my ears as I write...I feel like drinking whiskey and dancing with one of these imaginary ladies in my head. Let's face it Matt, you make me want to get drunk!”

“The Matt Woods Manifesto is made up of twelve of some of Woods’ finest songs to date...one album you do not want to pass up.”

“[The Matt Woods Manifesto's] dozen songs effectively sum up his strengths – a gritty, relentless energy that reflects some blue collar leanings, a determination and drive manifest in his resolute melodies, a rugged alt-country regimen that incorporates fiddles, double time rhythms and Woods’ edgy, authoritarian vocals.”

“The Matt Woods Manifesto is a declaration of fine songwriting, solid production and great musicianship.”

“Listening to [The Matt Woods Manifesto], you can almost smell the smoke and stale PBR from a dirty little honky tonk where his tunes blare from the juke box.”

“Woods cuts a striking figure as a songwriter and a storyteller.”