Hard to pronounce but oh so easy to listen to. Meet Szlachetka.

His name is pronounced SLA-HET-KA. Now on to the music.

Years before he teamed up with Grammy-winning producer David Bianco for the Heart of My Hometown sessions, Szlachetka grew up in Western Massachusetts. Even back then, he was a man on the move. Lacrosse games and jam sessions took him from town to town, paving the way for an eventual relocation to San Diego after graduating college. There, he cut his teeth in a string of beach bars and small clubs before heading to Los Angeles, where he began his career as the frontman of acclaimed roots-rock band the Northstar Session. He recorded five albums with the band and appeared in the second season of NBC’s Parenthood, before kicking off his solo career with 2014’s Waits for a Storm to Find.

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