Adam Levy + Germaine Gemberling & Rich Mattson



$8 in advance/$10 at the door

10:30pm doors/11pm showtime

21+

 


Adam Levy:

Adam Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 year work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs.  Levy's songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles in multiple projects as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz, children's, and classical music. Paste Magazine once said Levy's songwriting captured "the zeitgeist of our time." His lyrics reflect his years in social work, commitment to social justice issues and lifelong interest in history, culture and political matters. In 2012 Levy lost his son, Daniel Levy (an amazing visual artist), to suicide after a lengthy struggle with mental illness.  Levy released a solo record called Naubinway fall 2015 in which he explores his son’s struggle, mental illness, death and he and his family’s grief around Daniel’s death. Early praise has been resoundingly positive: Powerpopoholic called Naubinway "the most heartbreaking record in years." Germany's Pop Matters called it "one of the best records of the decade."  Levy has spoken at Yale's School of Medicine as well as numerous mental conferences and colleges about his son's struggle in an effort to help reduce stigmas around mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

Germaine Gemberling & Rich Mattson:

Rich Mattson is a musician/songwriter and producer/engineer living in Sparta, Minnesota. He began performing in 1980 at the age of 13, and took up songwriting shortly after that. Since then he has led and played with several bands, most notably the Glenrustles (1988-1999) and national touring act Ol’ Yeller (2000-2013). In 1991 he opened his own recording studio in Uptown Minneapolis, and over the years has worked with hundreds of artists. Currently he is leading an acoustic folk-rock group called “Rich Mattson and the Northstars” and collaborating with his partner Germaine Gemberling. He also continues to record and produce music at his recording studio, Sparta Sound.

 

A most lovely songbird from the northern woods of Minnesota ~ Germaine Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul, MN. A student of Suzuki music at 5 yrs. old, she studied piano until the age of 12. She grew up in the midst of the indie-rock explosion that brought us the Replacements, Husker Du, Jayhawks and Soul Asylum. In 1989 at the age of 17, Germaine started her 1st Band. She fronted the all-girl punk band SMUT, who signed to Spanish Fly/Twin-Tone Records in 1992. A few years later…Germaine left the Twin Cities for the peace, quiet and beauty of northern Minnesota. Since the move, she began writing songs on acoustic guitar and formed the rock group “Darn Losers” who eventually morphed into “Shotgun Daisy.” Shotgun Daisy released one album on SMA Records before eventually morphing into “Junkboat,” her latest folk-rock incarnation. When not fronting Junkboat, Germaine performs acoustically, accompanied by Rich Mattson, a guitarist/singer who also records her albums at his Sparta Sound recording studio way up north, in Minnesota. Germaine performed with Ol’ Yeller as her backing band, in support of her new LP. She is excited to announce it will be released April 23, 2013 on Chaperone Records. Currently, a new project is in the works too. A new collaberation, Rich Mattson & The Northstars!