Matt Snell

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Musician
Location Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Introduction I perform original songs and accompany myself on guitar, banjo, and musical saw. My music is influenced by old time recordings, Tom Waits, and the musicians you can read about on this blog. I'm currently living in Peterborough, Ontario, but have spent time in Montreal and Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. Check out the "Music" tab to hear samples, or browse the blog for special posts. Write to to get in touch, or to join the mailing list and get reminders about upcoming shows. Guaranteed Ramshackle or Your Money Back!
Interests Old-Time and eclectic music, walking
Favorite Movies Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Big Lebowski, Double Indemnity, El Topo, Tod Browning's Freaks, Grizzly Man, High Noon, The Holy Mountain, Marwencol, There Will Be Blood, Vernon Florida
Favorite Music Hasil Adkins, The Books, Buck 65, Captain Beefheart, Catfish Willie and the Buckle Busters, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Dock Boggs, Dr. John, Four Tet, Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People, Gogol Bordello, Roscoe Holcomb, Howlin' Wolf, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Islaja, Blind Willie Johnson, Spike Jones, Kaada, Kaisers Orchestra, Tom Lehrer, Man Man, Blind Willie McTell, Ennio Morricone, Mr. Bungle, Joanna Newsom, Os Mutantes, Harry Partch, Mike Patton, Petunia, Ma Rainey, Hans Reichel, Django Reinhardt, Raymond Scott, The Shaggs, Sheesham and Lotus, Hobart Smith, Carl Stalling, Ralph Stanley, Big Mama Thornton, Tin Hat Trio, Tiny Tim, Tom Waits, Ween, Bukka White, Wild Man Fischer, Frank Zappa...
Favorite Books William S. Burroughs, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Raymond Chandler, J.M. Coetzee, Franz Kafka, Cormac McCarthy, Vaslav Nijinsky, Flannery O’Connor, Daniel Paul Schreber