One of the “10 Artists You Need to Know” –Rolling Stone Country
SZLACHETKA - “A continental spin on 1970s California folk-rock, fronted by a songwriter whose guitar chops match his storytelling skills.”
If you’re a fan of Jackson Browne, Dawes, or Gold-era Ryan Adams, you won’t want to miss this show. Although technically a Nashville resident, Matthew Szlachetka doesn’t spend much time at home, logging upwards of 200 shows a year. Those travels play a central role on this summers’ Heart of My Hometown, a collection of road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads inspired by the people (and places) he’s left behind in the rearview mirror. A soundtrack for both the highway and the heartland, the album features tasteful production from David Bianco-the Grammy-winning studio hand behind records by Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams-and plenty of six-string swagger from Szlachetka, who handles all of the project’s guitar leads.
Then at 8:00pm it's MO’ MOJO, a hard driving, high energy, zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band. The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. Mo’ Mojo takes zydeco music and infuses it with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock ‘n’ roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms.