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The Northstar Session plays the Biltmore

The Northstar Session will play a free show Friday at the Breeze Bar at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.

This rock trio plays regularly around the Lake Tahoe Basin and came together when three musicians who wrote well together wanted to see what could happen, according to a press release. One thing that really cemented them as partners was their shared value of vocals as the integral instrument and an understanding that true fame and attention does not come overnight. Matt Szlachetka began writing songs with Kane McGee in 2007 after working on a recording session together for another artist. When the two began to like what was coming out of their writing sessions, they began recording the first demo, “To Be Continued ….” Through mutual friends they met Dave Basaraba and asked him to join on keyboards. The sessions went so well they decided to form a band and see if they could give these songs real life with an audience. The band would become the Northstar Session, based on their shared belief that music has always been each players “True North” and that as “session musicians” they had honed their craft, finding their own personal sound to offer the collective mix.

Influenced heavily by the rock and roll sound emanating from Hollywood and the surrounding areas in the 1960s and 1970s, The Northstar Session chose to pay homage to many of these bands by recording two of their albums in studios in historic Laurel Canyon. This “Laurel Canyon Experience,” as they call it, breathes life and energy into their music.

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Sierra Sun Updated Jul 10, 2013 01:58PM Published Jul 10, 2013 04:01PM Copyright 2013 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.