About Gretchen

"As with some of her proudly stated musical heroes, which include Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and Ani Difranco, Pleuss keeps the music above the standard, three-chord, coffee-house troubadour sound with some cool chord progressions (a la Mitchell) and grooves. Pleuss also trusts her lilting melodies enough to use her quiet, emotive alto to sell her lyrics." - Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal


To date, Pleuss has played at an array of venues throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Peru, and Ecuador and opened for prominent acts such as Lisa Loeb, Loudon Wainwright, Chely Wright, Damien Jurado, and Griffin House. Pleuss' discography includes two E.P.'s and two full-length albums. Her 2013 release, Out of Dreams, was produced by Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Brian Setzer, Incubus) and can be downloaded from iTunes. Her most recent release, From Birth to Breath to Bone, was self-produced and is available on vinyl or compact disc.