From Hollywood to Tahoe, here’s the Northstar Session |

From Hollywood to Tahoe, here’s the Northstar Session

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The Northstar Session

A benefit of living in Los Angeles is being in the heartland of the media.

Just ask members of the Northstar Session.

The trio, which always makes a Tahoe stop when it tours, appeared on an episode of NBC’s “Parenthood.” The band performed its single “You Come Up Like A Rose” in a studio on the program which aired last September. The engineer in the scene had a child custody dispute with his girlfriend.

The Northstar Session will offer live music minus the drama during Acoustic Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Cottonwood Restaurant’s Fireplace Room.

The Roundabouts perform on Friday, April 29. There is no cover charge but dinner reservations are recommended because the venue often is filled to capacity.

Critics have described the Northstar Session as sounding like Wilco, Ryan Adams and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. It recorded two of its four albums at the historic Laurel Canyon studio.

The band coalesced in 2007 when singer-songwriter Matt Szlachetka moved from the East Coast to LA, when he joined drummer Kane McGee and keyboardist Dave Basaraba.

Its third full-length album, “Late Bloomer,” was released April 2. It is on a three-week tour across the Northwest.

The Northstar Session came through Tahoe twice last summer, playing at Cottonwood and the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room.

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