Szlachetka Releases Heart of My Hometown
Sophomore Record, Produced By Grammy Award-Winning David Bianco, Available Today
February 16, 2018 (Nashville, TN) … The sophomore album from Rolling Stone “Artist To Know,” Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA), is available today across all platforms. Heart of My Hometown is a mix of modern Americana, '70s California rock, and singer-songwriter sentiments produced by Grammy award-winning producer David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen).
Heart of My Hometown shines a light on Szlachetka as a singer, prolific songwriter, storyteller, and fiery lead guitarist. It is an album whose touchstones include the charged roots-rock of Tom Petty and the warm, acoustic sounds of Jackson Browne. Szlachetka moves between both ends of that spectrum with ease, splitting his time between full-band anthems — including the riff-heavy "Until That Echo," co-written with Train's Scott Underwood — and more intimate, acoustic moments like "Wildflowers on the Highway," featuring an appearance by co-writer Katelyn Clampett. The album's title track rests somewhere in the middle, layering pop hooks and three-part harmonies into a nostalgic song about remembering one's roots. It's an album built for road trips, slow dances, wild Friday nights, and everything in between.
"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 rearview mirror." Rolling Stone
“Storytelling lyrics, guitar prowess and vocals that sound raw and polished in the same breath. He 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 emotional heights.” The Boot
"In case you haven’t given his music a spin, Szlachetka creates moving songs and has one of those voices that sends a chill down your spine." Americana Highways
Szlachetka kicks off the Heart of My Hometown Tour February 16 in New York City at the Rockwood Music Hall. For tickets and show information, please visit: www.szlachetkamusic.com. Szlachetka continues to tour nationally with a schedule that's seen him open for Brandy Clark, the Byrds' Chris Hillman, the Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell, Brandi Carlile and more.
HEART OF MY HOMETOWN TOUR DATES: 2/16: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 (NYC) Album Release Show 2/17: Jetport (Allentown, PA) 2/18: Daryl's House Club (East Pawling, NY) 2/19-21: Stowe Mountain Resort (Stowe, VT) 2/23: The Parlor Room (Northampton, MA) 2/24: Club Passim (Cambridge, MA) 2/28: The Basement (Nashville, TN)** Album Release Show 3/9: Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA) 3/15: Sweetwater (Fort Wayne, IN)** 3/16: House Concert (Louisville, KY) 3/21: Opening Bell Coffee (Dallas, TX) 3/22: Continental Club Gallery (Austin, TX) 3/23: House Concert (San Antonio, TX) 3/24: House Concert (Houston, TX) 3/27: Dan’s Silverleaf (Denton, TX) 3/28: The Blue Light (Lubbock, TX) 3/30: Bar Z Winery (Amarillo, TX) 3/31: The Blue Door (Tulsa, OK) 4/5: Haymarket Americana Series (Chicago, IL) 4/7 : 20 Front Street (Lake Orion, MI) 4/13: Lafayette's Music Hall (Memphis, TN)** 4/19: Outer Edge Stage (Appleton, WI)** 4/20: Nelson House Concert (Green Bay, WI)** 4/21: The Vox (Marshfield, WI)** 5/9: Hotel Cafe (Hollywood, CA)** 5/11: Mulcahy House Concert (Los Altos, CA) 5/12: Campos Winery (Byron, CA) 5/13: House Concert (Redding, CA) 5/17: Kennedy School (Portland, OR) 5/18: The Pines Vineyard (Hood River, OR) 5/20: ODIN Brewery (Tukwila, WA) 5/21: Olympic Club (Centralia, WA) 5/22: Triple Door (Seattle, WA) 5/23: Lagunitas Brewing CO (Seattle, WA) 5/25: Live From The Divide (Bozeman, MT) **full band shows For tickets and show information: www.szlachetkamusic.com
Szlachetka is available for interviews.
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