Army soldier, police detective and Bourbon Street performer are just a few of the job titles on Matt Hoggatt’s resume. Matt won the Vietti Chili jingle contest in 2011, which led to a year’s supply of free chili. In 2012, Matt won the American Songwriter Magazine, song writing contest, which lead to a discovery by Jimmy Buffett and a record deal on Buffett’s Mailboat Records. Since then, Matt has been performing his “Americana-comedy, trop-rock-country, folk-rap, mainstream-music, protest songs” all around the country. Half storyteller and half comedian, Matt has worked with artists including Mac McAnally, Paul Thorn, Ronnie McDowell, Confederate Railroad and Keith Sykes.