Gretchen Pleuss is a midwestern songwriter whose "vocal delivery and skillful finger picking call to mind the folk singers who graced the stage of the Gaslight Café during the 60's Greenwich Village folk renaissance. Fans of Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and other folk luminaries will appreciate Gretchen's gorgeous arrangements and thought-provoking songwriting" - Dan Jarvis, Midwest Action.
Hailing from a lower middle-class upbringing along the Ohio River and Rustbelt, Gretchen’s lyrics weave her personal experiences into larger reflections of society and self. Though her messages are equal parts emotional and heady, Gretchen’s soft vocals and infectious melodies allow listeners to resonate even when they may not personally relate.
To date, Gretchen has played at prominent venues throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland and opened for acts such as Kim Richey, Lisa Loeb, Loudon Wainwright III, Damien Jurado, Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), and Bill Payne (Little Feat, the Doobie Brothers). Her discography consists of three L.P.'s, including the much anticipated Daughter of the Broader Skies, which was produced by Jim Wirt and released on Sun Pedal Recordings in 2019.
Daughter of the Broader Skies
Catalog #: SPDL2-008
"With Pleuss’ upper-register, airy deliveries, and evocative lyricism, it’s obvious why she can give at least a little something to anyone who comes across her music."
- Bridjet Mendyuk, Highlight Magazine
"Pleuss’ music is something of a throwback to that golden age of singer-songwriters in the late Sixties and early Seventies, but were she transported back there she would easily hold her own amongst those luminaries and legends."
- Jeremy Searle, Americana UK