About Matt Pless
Combining elements of folk, punk, pop and roots rock, Matt Pless can lyrically turn a phrase with the best of them. He has been compared to some of the top songwriters of our time, including John Lennon, Paul Simon, John Prine and Bob Dylan. Known for his engaging and thought-provoking witty word labyrinths, his music spans topics from love and loss to social commentary, to ethereal train of thought abstractions and everything in between.
Matt has spent the bulk of his time touring around the United States playing coffee shops, clubs, basements, living rooms, boxcars, wherever there are people who want to hear his music. He books his own tour dates and along the way and has managed to share the stage with Maroon 5, Fallout Boy, Ani Difranco, David Amram, Rilo Kiley, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Arlo Guthrie, Bad Brains, the late Pete Seeger and many other top artists. Matt was also the inspiration for Occupy This Album and wrote and performed the opening song for the compilation. This disc, combining both well-known and unknown artists, arose from the Occupy Wall Street movement and featured Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, Deborah Harry, Loudon Wainwright III, Arlo Guthrie, and many others.
A consummate performer with a high-energy stage presence, Matt’s universally relate-able songs will make you tap your foot, and ultimately tap your mind.