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 Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, and Jenny Lewis, is the perfect hybrid of polished pop and raw rock. In addition to performing original music and more as a solo artist and with her band (comprised of Scott Manley on drums, Joshua Hunter on guitar, and Eamonn Donnelly on bass), she is also a member of the grunge-garage rock duo, Two Dragons and a Cheetah; electro-rock group, Color Palette; synth-pop band, Loi Loi; and post-rock ensemble, Endless Winter.







(solo & full band)


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)

  • Pie Shop (DC)

  • Songbyrd (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

  • “First impressions are usually dangerous, a notion that almost certain applies to Maryjo. You might think this pleasant young woman giving off a good girl vibe might sing pleasing but lightweight pop tunes more suited to what used to be known as AM radio. But you’d be spectacularly wrong.” – Parklife DC

  • "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." — iCadenza

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