President's Day Weekend is going to be another epic holiday at Bear! Join us in the Cathedral Lounge for a special performance from Matthew Szlachetka. Music starts at 7 PM. Listen Now!
"Los Angeles based solo artist Matthew Szlachetka is an Americana singer-songwriter who plays between 150- 200 shows a year throughout the United States.
In February 2016 Szlachetka recorded his sophomore release with Grammy winning producer David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Lucinda Williams, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, TRAIN). The album entitled, Heart Of My Hometown is slated for an early 2017 release.
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 Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), 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."
“With his new solo album, Waits for a Storm to Find, Szlachetka has taken that step of faith into the unknown. The album is courageously honest and heralds a promising new chapter in his career.”- New York Minute Magazine
“Matt Szlachetka is more introspective here… his considerable strengths are in full flower – especially his ability to craft a song organically into something pleasing to the ears…. A guitar player who writes fine songs and a songwriter who plays great guitar, his songs are built from the ground up, melody and groove at the foundation, typically supported by acoustic guitar and colored by tight electric breaks with no time wasted on empty pyrotechnics”- Vintage Guitar Magazine