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A Conversation with Rich Mattson on Centerstage Minnesota

Cover art for Rich Mattson & The Northstars' latest album, Out There
Jay Whitcomb
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'Out There' Album Art

Rich Mattson & The Northstars are a busy group. Since they released their self-titled debut in 2015, they have released five more albums, with the latest coming out in November of 2022. According to their Bandcamp page, that would make the new one, Out There, the 33rd album that Rich Mattson has put out in his career.

On January 20th, 2023, Rich Mattson joined Centerstage Minnesota to talk about the new album. You'll hear what's new with The Northstars, who have added a keyboard player since their previous album. Plus, you'll find out how Rich stays motivated to keep creating music this far into his career. Rich and the band are playing a show Friday, January 27th at the Ore House in Gilbert, MN.

This is interview was made possible by voters in Minnesota, with funding from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.