Cosmic Folk / Americana
Rich Mattson and the Northstars formed in Northern Minnesota in 2014 as a cosmic folk group. Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling have been writing songs, recording and performing together since 2010. Each album they make seems to bring them closer to the source of rock and roll. They just released their 5th album, “Skylights,” which features the rhythm section of
drummer (and longtime Mattson bandmate) Keely Lane and bassist Kyle Westrick. The group performs all around Minnesota and beyond and has been invited to share the stage with such notable acts as the Minus 5, the Jayhawks and Trampled By Turtles. Somewhat of a Minnesota music staple, Mattson is well known for his songwriting and outstanding showmanship as well as his work with literally thousands of artists at his Sparta Sound recording studio. Major sponsors are Enbridge, R.D. Offutt Farms and TruStar Federal Credit Union. The band sponsor July 22 is Lamb Weston RDO. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by Cwikla Ace Hardware, and remember to bring your own chair.