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MAWD is the moniker of Los Angeles musician Madeleine Mathews. With a sound that gravitates toward an eclectic mix of genres including indie rock, folk rock, folk, blues rock with a bit of a 60's/70's retro twist, it's hard to pinpoint her into one musical corner.
Born and bred in a small town in the foothills of California, Madeleine started writing music and making her mark around her hometown of Placerville at age 17. She constantly played open mics and any small gig she could get. During her time in college in Chico, CA she fronted and wrote for numerous folk and rock bands, won songwriting competitions, and made a name for herself all while garnering the attention of a small indie label (Soundx3) who signed her under her solo nome de plume "MAWD", sent her on a international tour, and helped release her debut EP in Spring 2016.
After graduating with a degree in Music Business from CSU, Chico, Madeleine moved to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2017. In her short time there she's opened for Larkin Poe at a sold out show at The Hotel Cafe, Robby Kreiger of the Doors, toured to SXSW , played over 10+ Sofar Sounds, & frequently plays local popular venues. Her songs have gotten national & international airtime (Sirius XM - Rodney Bingenheimer's Underground Garage, Buzzband's LA's show on 88.5 KCSN, KZFR, & many more) with notable features in The Line of Best Fit, LA Weekly, Earmilk, Ladygunn, Live Nation's One's to Watch, & Buzzbands LA.


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