Maryjo Mattea


Washington, DC-based songstress Maryjo Mattea captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice. Mattea’s music, which has garnered comparisons to Neko Case, Alanis Morissette, and Pink!, is the perfect hybrid of polished pop and raw rock. In addition to performing original music and more as a solo artist and with a band, she is also a member of the grunge-garage rock duo, Two Dragons and a Cheetah, electro-rock group, Color Palette, post-rock ensemble, Endless Winter, and occasional bassist for synth-pop band, Loi Loi.






Notable Venues

  • 9:30 Club (DC)

  • Kennedy Center (DC)

  • Black Cat (DC)

  • Rock and Roll Hotel (DC)

  • U Street Music Hall (DC)

  • DC9 (DC)

  • Bender Arena (DC)

  • Pearl Street Warehouse (DC)

  • Union Stage (DC)

  • Beat Kitchen (IL)

  • Ottobar (MD)

  • Metro Gallery (MD)

  • Knitting Factory (NY)

  • Arlene’s Grocery (NY)

  • Pianos (NY)

  • Fat Baby (NY)

  • Chameleon Club (PA)

  • The Fire (PA)

  • Southern Cafe and Music Hall (VA)

  • Jammin Java (VA)

  • IOTA Club and Cafe (VA)

  • The State Theatre (VA)

  • Tally Ho Theatre (VA)

  • “Reminiscent of Liz Phair, a mixture of grunge rock with pop sensibilities.” — Surviving the Golden Age

  • "Maryjo Mattea has the charisma and the songwriting chops to rise above lesser singers and develop a substantial following." — Hometown Sounds

  • "Maryjo Mattea is a prolific musician in Washington, DC, actively performing in at least three bands as well as composing her own music and participating in many side projects. Sounds like someone who really dedicates her life to music — but music is actually only one half of Maryjo’s accomplishments." — iCadenza

  • "Mattea is a staple in the D.C. music scene." — Project HERA




Maryjo Mattea (solo and band)

Two Dragons and a Cheetah

Color Palette