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Fri • November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Rich Mattson and The Northstars with Bootcut
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $15 – $20
The mission room at The Hook
Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm
- GA: $15 ADV / $20 DOS
Rich Mattson and The Northstars
An intimate night of Minneapolis Americana Rock ‘N Roll
**Scott Allen had to cancel due to complications with Covid. Bootcut is filling in!**
Rich Mattson is the great cosmic northwoods singer-songwriter rock and roll freak, and Germaine Gemberling is committed not only in love but to their wild adventure in all things musical. The two of them left the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul 10 and 18 years ago, respectively, and hooked up at Mattson’s recording studio in Sparta MN in 2007. This is their “hauntingly beautiful” cosmic folk group featuring acoustic guitar, strings, and their unique vocal harmonies.
Mattson is best known for his work leading the bands Ol’ Yeller, the Glenrustles, The Bitter Spills, and the Tisdales. These bands have performed alongside many big-time acts: Wilco, Trampled By Turtles, Soul Asylum, Low, The Jayhawks..and he has rocked stages from the Troubadour to the Mercury Lounge to Minneapolis‘ own Guthrie Theater. He is also known far and wide for his contributions to hundreds of artists’ recordings at Sparta Sound, which is a former church in northern Minnesota. Germaine Gemberling fronted an all-girl punk band called Smut (Twin-Tone/Spanish Fly Records) in the early 90’s before heading for the country and the Americana-tinged songwriting role she assumed later.