Matt Sowell

Matt Sowell

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

American Primitivism, mountain music, American.


I am a native Philadelphian. I was influenced early on by hearing my grandfather hum and sing mountain tunes. Also my brother Steaven had taken an interest in rag time music and started to play Scott Joplin on the piano. Later I would apprentice under Nevin Fahs who was a great guitar player.
He intruduced me to Kicking mule and great rag time and american primitive music. Shortly after that I met Jack Rose and was greatly influenced. My influences stem from Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey, and Jack Rose.
I like to play American Primitive music.


Matt Sowell Rags
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