Matt Woods

Wed. Sep 30, 2020 at 8:00pm CDT
All Ages
$4.00 - $8.00
All Ages
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$4.00 - $8.00
All Ages
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Matt Woods is both a native of Iowa, and a longstanding purveyor of its diverse music scene. As a seasoned performer of many local, regional, and national venus, Matt has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music. Woods is well versed in the many shapes this music can take; from traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country, and folk music. 

Woods has been performing regularly since 2002 and to date has released 5 independent albums (3 solo albums, and 2 albums backed by his unparalleled band, The Thunderbolts).  He has also won the Iowa Blues Challenge and gone on to represent the state in the International Blues Challenge an unprecedented 3 times.  Matt’s first solo album, If I Was a Fish, finished in the top 5 of The Blues Foundation’s “best self-produced CD” category in 2006.  His two subsequent albums with The Thunderbolts, have also gained national attention. 

In 2015 Matt released Sawdust and Gasoline, his first solo album comprised completely of original material.  It went on to receive extensive airplay in the U.S. and Europe and also finished in the top 5 of The Blues Foundation’s “best self-produced CD” category for 2015. Sawdust and Gasoline was also nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for album of the year in the “Acoustic Blues” category.

In 2018 Matt Woods released his fifth studio album, Tired and Dirty to critical acclaim.  Like its predecessor, Tired and Dirty is comprised completely of original material in an age old tradition, featuring slashing slide guitar, deft songwriting and powerful vocals.

-- Face Coverings Required | The M-Shop bar will be closed for this show -- |

The M-Shop is committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. We are taking the following precautions to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 at M-Shop events:

1) Face coverings are required at all times.

2) The M-Shop will be fully disinfected before concerts.

3) Artists will be distanced onstage from patrons in the venue.

4) The M-Shop will be functioning at well less than 50% capacity and occupancy will be closely monitored with social distancing at tables throughout the venue for our shows.

5) Hand sanitizer is located at all entry points to the Memorial Union and within the venue.

6) The M-Shop bar will remain closed for events. Guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages, but food items are not allowed.

TICKETING NOTES: All sales are final | A 3% processing fee is applied to online purchases | All tickets are subject to a non-refundable $2 MidwesTIX service fee | Each and every ISU student ticket will require a valid, unique ISU student ID at the door to avoid an upcharge to the public price.

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The Maintenance Shop ISU Memorial Union - 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011