Matt Marble (b. 1979, Mississippi) is a musician, writer, and visual artist in Greensboro, NC. Matt’s writing focuses on marginalized American artists who find creative agency through esoteric traditions. His doctoral dissertation, Buddhist Bubblegum (NYT, “groundbreaking work”), focusing on the role of esoteric Buddhism in the creative process of NYC “Downtown” composer Arthur Russell, is scheduled for a 2020 publication with Coolgrove Press. Related writings have been published in Ear|Wave|Event and Desert Suprematism. More recently, Matt’s podcast, Secret Sound, features the spiritual biographies of America’s most forgotten musical visionaries.