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The Northstar Session

THE NORTHSTAR SESSION - "The most perfect pop country-jam formula for 30-something romantics, EVER!" - Music Connection Magazine (Los Angeles, CA)

You may recognize their music from film and TV, or their recent live performance on NBCʼs Parenthood this Fall (Season 2; Ep. 2). Most recently called a “combination of CSNY and Ryan Adams,” by their fans, The Northstar Session “displays vocal harmonies so tight, youʼll swear theyʼre pre-recorded.”

“The Northstar Session has the best combination of Wilco's neo-country glow, and Travis' earnest optimism," says LA's Music Connection Magazine. The Santa Barbara Independent says, "Whoever said catchy, straightforward pop-rock couldn't be artfully done, clearly has not heard The Northstar Session." And Matt Malley, founding member of the rock band Counting Crow's, calls this Southern-California rock band, "brilliant" and "thrilling!"

Originally the artistic outlet and moniker of guitarist/songwriter, Matt Szlachetka (Longmeadow, MA) as early as 2005, The Northstar Session didn't become a band until Szlachetka moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and met up with drummer/songwriter, Kane McGee (Los Angeles, CA), and keyboardist/ songwriter, Dave Basaraba (Portland, OR). Since then the three have written and recorded one EP, three full-length studio records, and a double-live, acoustic album. A prolific song-writing team, they tour tirelessly 3 weeks out of the month, performing over 160 shows a year.

Influenced heavily by the rock and roll sound emanating from Hollywood and the surrounding areas in the 1960's and 1970's, The Northstar Session chose to pay homage to many of these bands by recording 2 of their albums in studios in historic Laurel Canyon. This “Laurel Canyon Experience” is obvious in their music, and is often reminiscent of styles you've heard before -- pop melodies with creative harmonies and countermelodies that harken back to bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Delaney and Bonnie, Little Feat, and countless others.

To Be Continued... (2007 EP)
New Prehistoric Times (2008 CD)
Winter Collection (2010 CD)
Late Bloomer (2011 CD)
Echoes from the Canyon (2012 2-CD)

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