The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops

To those who have seen the California Honeydrops and heard Lech Wierzynski sing and play it may come as a shock that the young frontman was born in Warsaw, Poland. The son of Polish political refugees raised in Chicago and Washington DC, Lech was exposed to wide range of musical influences. “When my dad was growing up in communist Poland in the 40’s and 50’s, old American music was illegal and therefore very cool, ” he says. “He passed on the love of old stuff to me: everything from Louis Armstrong to Sam Cooke. ”

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