Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Hailing from the great northwoods of Minnesota, Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2010. Their latest incarnation of the Northstars (with drummer Keely Lane and bassist Kyle Westrick) released their fifth album, Skylights, in February of 2021 to rave reviews and high praise from the indie rock / Americana / jangle-core crowd. With influences ranging from the Byrds, Neil Young, Petty, X, and Link Wray, the group’s original “cosmic folk” has cycled back to a more rocking sound in recent years. 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.

Past Shows


Jan
21
st
2022
Turf Club
Jun
20
th
2019
Turf Club
Jun
20
th
2019
Turf Club

The Minus 5

with Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Jan
25
th
2019
Turf Club
Jan
25
th
2019
Turf Club

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

with MIKE NICOLAI (backed by the RANK STRANGERS)
Dec
14
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
14
th
2017
Turf Club

DRIVIN’ N CRYIN’

with Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Feb
3
rd
2017
Turf Club
Feb
3
rd
2017
Turf Club

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

with Whale in the Thames and Feeding LeRoy
Nov
23
rd
2016
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2016
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with The Honeydogs and Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Aug
11
th
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
11
th
2016
7th St Entry

Whale in the Thames

with Jim Ruiz Set, Rich Mattson and the Northstars and LOVERS ON THE BALCONY
Jan
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jun
6
th
2015
Turf Club
Jun
6
th
2015
Turf Club

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

with Sounds del Mar, rank strangers and MATT LATTERELL
May
16
th
2015
Indeed Brewery
May
16
th
2015
Indeed Brewery

ART-A-WHIRL

with Mark Mallman, Rupert Angeleyes, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and more!
Sep
4
th
2014
Turf Club
Sep
4
th
2014
Turf Club

The Jayhawks

with Rich Mattson and the Northstars

More Shows

Sep
24
th
Turf Club

Together Pangea

with The Cavves
Sep
16
th
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

Dec
9
th
First Avenue

The Lemonheads

with Juliana Hatfield, Bass Drum of Death and On Being an Angel
Nov
9
th
Fine Line

Blu DeTiger

with Tiffany Day