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.) 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.

 

On the anniversary of hurricane Katrina I'm thankful for the first responders and elected officials that did such an amazing job in Mississippi of taking care of us. I love New Orleans like a sister but she took a lot of the media attention away from our strife in Mississippi while some of her residents looted stores, shot at rescue helicopters and committed crimes under the "I'm a victim" mask. Katrina, like 9-11 revealed the best and worst of American patriotism among people. I applaud George W. Bush for visiting us and remembering that Katrina was not only a New Orleans event but a Gulf Coast event. ...

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Hey Obama fans...i made a tshirt for you. FB doesn't like the link so you will have to visit my page to see it. Get yours today! ...

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