Matt Woods and the Natural Disasters appearing live

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Date(s) - 10/19/2017
9:00 pm

John & Peter's



After 22 years in Knoxville, Tennessee, Matt Woods is uprooting to focus on his most recent release. The americana songwriter recently sold his East Tennessee home and went into the studio making the introspective new album titled How To Survive, released on Lonely Ones Records. This third studio album from Woods was written throughout the rigorous touring schedule he has maintained since the 2014 release of his With Love From Brushy Mountain album which garnered the songwriter national and international acclaim including accolades citing the album and it’s first single, “Deadman’s Blues,” at the top of several critics’ Best Of lists.

The self-produced How To Survive was recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee at Shed 55 Studios and features the talents of quite a few notable musicians such as Aaron Lee Tasjan on electric guitars, Jeremy Mackinder (Whitey Morgan and the 78s and Deadstring Brothers) on bass, Todd Beene (Lucero, Glossary, and Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie) on pedal steel, Liz Sloan (Urban Pioneers) on fiddle, and Kevin Hogle (Fifth on the Floor and 500 Miles To Memphis) on drums. The album also features performances by Knoxville’s own Stevie Jones on keys and Sarrenna McNulty on backing vocals. Also making appearances on backing vocals are fellow songwriters Adam Lee and Jeff Shepherd, the later of which shares a songwriting credit for the song “Bound To Lose.”

Matt Woods now lives in Nashville, Tennessee and, having just returned from a 2 month European tour, is hitting the road for an eastern US tour supporting the album with his 4 piece band. Complete tour dates posted at

Matt Woods is an Americana, country and southern roots songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. After performing over 500 shows in support of With Love From Brushy Mountain, several festival appearances including Gasparilla Festival, Muddy Roots, Moonrunners, Fest 13, Wildwood Music Festival and a European tour, Matt is preparing for the October release of his new album How To Survive. Along the way, he has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Knight, Black Oak Arkansas, Bobby Bare, Frank Turner, Roger Alan Wade, Zac Brown, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Will Hoge, Roger Clyne (of The Refreshments), CAKE, Robbie Fulks, The White Buffalo, The Black Lillies and others.

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