New Album — Tired & Dirty

Matt Woods is thrilled to announce the release of his latest album, Tired and Dirty, available to all on December 12, 2018.

Tired and Dirty is the fifth studio album from native Iowan and long standing purveyor of Blues and American roots music, Matt Woods. Tired and Dirty is comprised completely of original material in an age-old tradition, featuring slashing slide guitar work, shake-it-don’t-break-it rhythms and powerful vocals. In order to capture the impulsive style of Woods’ solo performances, the album was recorded live, in studio, in Ames, IA. In Woods’ own words, “This isn’t my first rodeo, but, it is a rodeo”.

Woods’ past solo releases, If I Was a Fish and Sawdust and Gasoline, as well as two albums released with his band, Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts (Be My Friend and Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts) have received international recognition and acclaim. Including positive reviews in Blues Revue and Dirty Linen, and other prominent music publications worldwide. Both 2006s If I Was a Fish and 2015s Sawdust and Gasoline finished in the top five of the The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge Best Self-Produced Album contest. Sawdust and Gasoline was also nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in the category of Best Acoustic Blues Album in 2016.

Matt Woods is also a three-time winner of the Iowa Blues Challenge and semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.