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."
"Like Jason Isbell, another son of the South who bears a tenacious tone, Woods is in the vanguard of country music’s feisty new generation. And in With Love From Brushy Mountain, he’s helping set the standard." -No Depression
2014 brought the release of Woods’ 2nd full length studio album, With Love From Brushy Mountin, which was met with much critical acclaim. After 220+ shows in 2014, several festival appearances including Gasparilla Festival, Muddy Roots, Moonrunners and Fest 13, Matt is moving into 2015 refreshed and ready for what lies ahead. Along the way, he has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Knight, Black Oak Arkansas, Bobby Bare, Roger Alan Wade, Zac Brown, Drivin' n' Cryin', Will Hoge, Roger Clyne (of The Refreshments), CAKE, The White Buffalo, The Black Lillies and many others. 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