Monday, April 28, 2014

Jed Clampit, Johnny Barbato and Matt Hoggatt at Flora-Bama for FBISF

Jed Clampit, Johnny Barbato and Matt Hoggatt at Flora-Bama for FBISF

Alabama Music goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Jed Clampit, Johnny Barbato and Matt Hoggatt performed at Flora-Bama on the main stage.
is the quintessential musical artist. His devotion to his craft is self-evident. It's in the music--the way he feels it, plays it and delivers it to an audience that he hopes will embrace it. In his own words, Jed makes it crystal clear. "The thing that supersedes everything is a person's soul. I work an audience so that I'm able to reach their soul, no matter if they're 3 or 83. I sing to that part in each of us that is the same--the heart."
From his humble beginnings in Monticello, Arkansas, Jed has traveled cost-to-coast for more than four decades, developing his unique brand of music. He calls it "Front Porch Contemporary"--a perfect name for the warm, welcoming vocals and easy acoustic melodies that have charmed audiences for so many years.

After a sabbatical, Jed is back on tour with big plans for the future. Currently promoting seven albums; Jed Clampit, Mississippi to Arizona, Gotta Keep on Movin', from which he launched his first national music video, "The Local Girl and the Cowboy". A fourth album Jed Clampit-Front Porch Contemporary Musician, number five Gospel Songs My Family Sang are now on the market.
Born and Raised in New Orleans , LA, Johnny had a dose of Coonass. Boogie from Birth. His music originated in The World Famous French Quarter and evolved from there. Moving to Alabama in the 70 s and being introduced to The Early Days of Florabama, Johnny cut his teeth on Heros such as Jimmy Louis , Jay Hawkins and Ken Lambert.
Johnny moved on to earn Headlining Status at World Famous Florabama then on to a Southern Rock Record Deal in 2004 
Recording with Legendary Producer ( Paul Hornsby ) Johnny and The Lucky Doggs toured and opened for such acts as Hank Jr , Skynard , Allman Bros , Black Crows and many more.
The Band is currently under contract with ( Blues Pros) out of Florida and set to record a new Record and TourThe Blues World !
The Matt Hoggatt story reads like a page from "Soldier of Fortune" and "Rolling Stone Magazine." An ex-Army soldier and police detective, turned recording artist and music journalist, Matt has performed all over the country racking up several accolades along the way including being the subject of a Jimmy Buffett Song. Signed to Jimmy Buffett's record label Mailboat Records, Matt has been on tour promoting his new album "Hotter Than Fishgrease." Matt is also the CEO of, a podcast and music review website dedicated to independent artists and the music they make.

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