Big Shoals, Arlo McKinley
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Matt Woods is an americana, country and southern roots songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee who spends a hell of a lot of 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."
2014 brought the release of Woods’ 2nd full length studio album, With Love From Brushy Mountin, which was met with much critical acclaim. After performing over 400 shows in support of that album, several festival appearances including Gasparilla Festival, Muddy Roots, Moonrunners, Fest 13, Wildwood Music Festival and a recent European tour, Matt is touring the US in preparation for a mid-year 2016 release. 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.
"It’s only a matter of time before singer-songwriter Matt Woods finds wider recognition."
“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.”
“Brushy Mountain is as complete of a country album as you will find, with excellent songwriting
throughout, a great sound that is country at heart, but with sprouts of rock & roll that endow the
project with spice and originality…Matt Woods is no fluke, no one trick pony. Not even close. He’s a force of
songwriting nature who can match his stories with inspired performances.”
“[Matt Woods] started singing with more power and more emotion than, get ready for this, more emotion and strength than anyone I remember seeing maybe ever. I was floored…I LOVE THIS SONG.”
-Riki Rachtman (Headbangers Ball, NASCAR Radio, Fork In The Road) **On Deadman’s Blues
“Matt Woods [has been] putting out great self-penned, independent country and roots albums that draw a line in the proverbial sand. Every song just suggests ‘See, this is what country music is.’”
"Every track on Matt Woods’ [Brushy Mountain] disc is pretty much a perfect country song."
-Country Music People (UK)
"Passionate, no-nonsense, hard-rocking country goodness!”
Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from all out rock and roll to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your head and hold on for days, they've been roaming around the South for the past 2 years. Going to any town with a barstool, a stage and a few kind folks to listen.
(of Arlo Mckinley & The Lonesome Sound)
"Already a peer/fan favorite, McKinley and the Lonesome Sound are guaranteed to attract a wealth of new listeners with their official debut album, which will likely inspire plenty of end-of-year love as well." - Brian Baker, CityBeat
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