Matt Minigell



Accepting entries for Covering Elliott 2017




Covering Elliott #1 Track 3 Twilight , Annabelle Lord-Patey & Matt Minigell














Matt Minigell is a Boston, Massachusetts-based songwriter, musician, and busker.


Matt got his start playing music in Boston punk band Left Hand Blue, who toured regionally and released several albums before disbanding at Somerville, MA’s Davis Square Theater in March 2014. In the days that followed, Matt and ex-Left Hand Blue drummer Patrick Lynch formed the powerpop band Matt and the Lower Standards, who hobbled their way through several ill-fated US tours and recorded a full length album and an E.P. before taking their final bow at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA as a part of the club’s last week of shows, sharing a marquee with the likes of Mary Lou Lord, The Neighborhoods, The Pixies, and Evan Dando.


Matt was first exposed to Elliott Smith's music while he was in high school. The attraction was immediate and intense, and spurred forth the release of Matt's first three solo records (available on Bandcamp and Bigcartel). He is deeply honored to play alongside the incredible roster of artists on the Covering Elliott Project, for which he recorded a cover of "Twilight" with his friend and tourmate Annabelle Lord-Patey.



Matt can be found performing around Boston's clubs and subways, as well as touring, recording, writing, and gigging with local bands. He is currently working on a new record, to be released early in 2017.


Singer-songwriters Matt Minigell and Annabelle Lord-Patey met at a Boston, Massachusetts open mic night hosted by Annabelle's mom, indie rock legend Mary Lou Lord. Matt wrote songs for Mary Lou's triumphant return to recording Backstreet Angels

After discovering their mutual love of Elliott's music, Matt began teaching Annabelle guitar lessons, during which the pair became fast friends.

They now play and record together regularly around the Boston area and have completed a West Coast tour of the US in in August 2016.

There is no doubt that Matt Minigell is a name to note, if you get the opportunity to see him live, make sure you dont miss out !

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