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Written by Szlachetka frontman Matthew Szlachetka and Scott Underwood (the original drummer for Train), "Until That Echo" is a soul-searching rocker that recalls Damn the Torpedoes-era Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Filled with crunchy guitars and a pulsing beat, the song sounds like a moonlit drive to somewhere forbidden.

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Built around a chromatic guitar riff that spirals downward into darkness, “Until That Echo” is a roots-rocker for late-night drives and haunted hearts. Frontman Matt Szlachetka co-wrote the song with Scott Underwood, Train’s drummer of 20 years, resulting in a track that mixes deep-seated grooves with guitar heroics.

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CMT Debuts 'Wildflowers On The Highway' Video

Szlachetka featuring Katelyn Clampett

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'Heart of My Hometown' Video Premiers on TheBoot.com

Written by Carrie Horton, published in theboot.com on October 13, 2016

Americana artist Matthew Szlachetka is debuting the music video for “Heart of My Hometown,” his latest single, on The Boot. The song combines crisp vocals, hard-edged guitars and rhythmic production to create a track that somehow seems classic and innovative at the very same time, and its accompanying video is a perfect homage to the indelible mark our homes leave on us, both in life and in music.

“Heart of My Hometown” showcases Szlachetka’s storytelling lyrics, guitar prowess and vocals that sound raw and polished in the same breath. The artist draws on Americana influences, rock-country qualities and even a few pop tendencies to craft a song that’s rooted in folk and country music, yet raised to new lyrical, musical and even emotional heights.

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"Wasting Time" Live on Catch A Break at AMS

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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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