North Shore Sessions started by accident in a barn just south of Duluth, MN, where in the Fall of 2010 a group of friends — musicians, artists, companions, and competitive marshmallow eaters — gathered for a casual, chilly weekend of recording music and shooting photography & video. After putting one of the videos online, it seemed like a good idea for the sessions to keep going in the form of a larger project. NSS now features local as well as nationally-touring artists performing in unlikely locations — barns, greenhouses, railroad tunnels, former orphanages, abandoned buildings, and eventually the moon.
NSS does not have any funding or elaborate stage lighting — just the musicians, the location, and a small group of awesome volunteers. This mobility and lack of flashy production encourages spontaneity and offers viewers a much more intimate, honest relationship with the performance