Matt Hoggatt’s Biography, in 125 words

Ex Army Soldier, Police Officer, grocery store cashier and food service worker. An aspiring songwriter that became an amateur songwriter, a professional songwriter, a starving songwriter and finally, an otherwise employed but occasional songwriter. Successfully penned songs that gained national attention on the topics of Canned Chili, Jimmy Buffett and NASCAR (in that order.) Former Owner-operator and occasional resident of a plain white van full of musician gear. Won several national song contests based on 50 percent songwriting skill and 50 percent luck. Well versed B.S artist and folk singer with a penchant for exaggeration. A skilled culinary expert with beanie-weenies and ramen noodles. Has shared the stage with numerous nationally known recording artists, has been kicked off the stage at numerous locally owned karaoke establishments.

mhoggatt : I will write a funny poem about you or someone else for $5 on

My new album "The Mini-Van Tapes" is now available on iTunes...check it out if you are in the mood for some stripped down acoustic tracks. A few new ones, a few old ones, and a few live ones....all original! ...

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Thanks for the poem, Matt! Very cool... ...

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