First of all you should know Matt has been a figure on the Southeastern music scene for nearly a decade. This East Tennessee native settled in Knoxville as an eager teenager in the mid-nineties and soon exploded onto the thriving scene which thrust bands such as Superdrag, The Judybats, and The V-Roys into the national spotlight. Since then he has enjoyed musical successes as both a solo performer and with several rock outfits. Along the way, Matt shared the stage with the likes of CAKE, Drivin’ n’ Cryin,’ Will Hoge, Kevn Kinney, Garrison Starr, Tim Lee, Mic Harrison (of the V-roys and Superdrag), Doug Gillard (of Guided by Voices), Col. Bruce Hampton, Graham Colton, Brian Vander Ark (of The Verve Pipe) and a seemingly never-ending list of talented independant artists who aren’t getting the widespread respect they deserve from points around the globe.
It was spring of 2004 when Matt’s Plan A vision started to take hold. Recording with producer Don Coffey, Jr. (Superdrag), the first Plan A album was crafted and then released into the world. 'The View Through These Words' (Disgraceland Records) received much acclaim and the band set out on the road in support of it’s debut. With that, Matt Woods’ Plan A was winning over crowds from New York’s infamous CBGB to Miami’s oldest venue, Tobacco Road (not to mention countless clubs in between).
Having a successful debut release and several supporting tours, the Plan A guys found themselves in Edwin McCain’s new OMG studios in the spring of 2006 to begin work on their follow-up album, 'Caught Up In The Fray.' Having taken time to do things right, Matt Woods’ Plan A is releasing their sophomore effort and will be on the road in support throughout 2007. The album, which has already begun to garner a great deal of buzz, is not to be missed. Rest assured you wil have your chance to catch this rising act along the way as they expand their touring radius expedentially.
In short, Plan A is the latest musical concoction from Matt Woods. This talented singer/songwriter has put together a top-notch rock band and an enchanting collection of tunes. Doing roughly 200 or so shows a year, Matt is bringing his experiences and stories to anyone who will listen.
"It's just a matter of time before Plan A receives greater recognition for what local folks already know them to be: one damned good rock band!”
- Bethany Tomkins (Knoxville 520/WUTK 90.3)