Matt Hoggatt Bio
Army soldier, police detective and bourbon street performer are just a few of the job titles on Matt Hoggatt’s resume. Included among them is a list of songwriting awards including a first place prize from American Songwriter Magazine which led to a viral YouTube video and a discovery by Jimmy Buffett. Buffett discovered Matt in 2012 and surprised him with an invitation to perform on stage. The discovery led to a record deal with Buffett’s Mailboat Records and Matt’s first record “Hotter Than Fishgrease” was released in 2013. In 2014 Hoggatt released a second album entitled “Workaholic In Recovery” which was recorded and produced in Memphis, Tennessee by legendary songwriter Keith Sykes. The album featured several musical contributions from Buffett band-mates, Nadirah Shakoor, Tina Gulickson, Doyle Grisham and Mac McAnally.
Matt currently tours the country, sharing his blend of what he calls: “Americana-Comedy, Trop-Rock-Country, Folk-Rap, Mainstream-Music-Protest-songs. Hoggatt has worked with numerous artists including Mac McAnally, Paul Thorn, Ronnie McDowell, Keith Sykes and Jimmy Buffett.