Heart Of My Hometown - Szlachetka
Rolling Stone hailed our next LCM featured artist Matthew Szlachetka as one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, describing his sophomore album as "a soundtrack for both the highway and the heartland... a collection of road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads inspired by the people (and places) he's left behind in the rear view mirror." Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the title track from the new album 'Home Of My Heartland' recently released on the 16th February. A big thank you to Laurel Canyon Radio for the introduction.
Szlachetka (pronounced Sla-het-ka) draws your gaze back to a simpler time when music was less about stylized production and more about its experiential nature. His songwriting finds inspiration in the threads that connect us, weaving a tapestry of familiar moments that pay homage to the past while leaning into a future that promises both wonder and grace. Now based in Nashville, Matthew grew up in New England and began his career as the frontman for the acclaimed roots-rock band, The Northstar Session, with whom he recorded five albums and appeared in the second season of TV’s “Parenthood”. After nearly a decade of touring he left the band and struck out on his own, releasing his first solo album in 2014, “Waits for a Storm to Find”.
Matthew is a prolific songwriter who relishes the creative interplay of collaborative writing and the serendipitous connections that materialize on the road. In the last year alone, he has collaborated with Jamie Kent, Jamie Wyatt, Austin Hanks (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top), Kevin Savigar (Rod Stewart, Kelsea Ballerini), Paul Freeman, Mando Saenz (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Eli Young Band, Whiskey Myers, Kim Richey, Wade Bowen), Jeff Silbar (Wind Beneath My Wings), Wyatt Durrette (Zac Brown Band), Scott Underwood (TRAIN), Katelyn Clampett, Matt Brown, and Andrew Leahey.