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Los Angeles based solo artist Matthew Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA) is a Rock & Roll/ Americana singer-songwriter who plays between 150- 200 shows a year throughout the United States. He released his debut solo album, Waits For A Storm To Find in Spring of 2014 to high critical acclaim.
In February 2016 Szlachetka will start his sophomore release with Grammy winning producer David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Lucinda Williams, The Black Crowes). The album is slated to be released by the end of the year.
There have been a few current break throughs for Waits For A Storm To Find which include the current single “Come Home For December” being added to regular rotation on Pat Monahan’s (singer of TRAIN) SIRIUS XM The Pulse radio show Train Tracks. One of the other singles off the album, “Wasting Time” is currently in regular rotation on WFUV FM in New York City.
From 2006- 2013 he served as frontman for The Northstar Session an acclaimed Los Angeles-based roots-rock band. During his tenure in the band they released 5 albums.
Szlachetka’s music has been heard on various movies and TV shows, including the hit NBC show Parenthood (Season 2, Episode 2) where he performed in a scene with actor Dax Shepherd.
Artists he has opened for and/or shared the stage with include Chris Isaac, Brandi Carlisle, Huey Lewis & The News, John Waite, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Doyle Dykes, Chris Hillman, Laurence Juber, John Jorgensen, Lee Roy Parnell, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Matthew Sweet, Greg Laswell, Johnette Napolitano, Hanson, Fishbone, The English Beat, Madi Diaz, The California Honeydrops.
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