Gretchen Pleuss is an Ann Arbor, Michigan based poet and singer-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 humble roots along the Ohio River, Gretchen’s lyrics weave her personal experiences into larger reflections of society and self. Gretchen’s soft vocals and infectious melodies allow listeners to transport themselves into her heart.

To date, Gretchen has played at an array of prominent venues and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland and opened for acts such as Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bill Payne of Little Feat, Lisa Loeb, Loudon Wainwright III, Chely Wright, and Damien Jurado. Her discography includes three L.P.s, numerous singles, and ongoing collaborations with artists such as Adam Reifsnyder (Walk The Moon, Honeybucket) and SEER Music. 

In addition to recording and performing, Gretchen is passionate about writing songs with others to assist their healing journeys. She is currently Associate Director of Lost Voices - a nonprofit organization that facilitates "songwriting interventions” with youth who have experienced trauma. In her free time, she also writes songs with military veterans as part of Project D.R.E.W. (Delivering Restorative Energy to our Warriors).