Calendar

Aug
3
Thu
Jeff Bihlman @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jeff Bihlman @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Jeff Bihlman
Saturday, June 24th
8-11pm

Jeff ‘Jabo’ (Jay-bo) Bihlman is an Emmy award winning singer, songwriter and composer. His music has appeared on TV shows for FOX, CBS, ABC, CMT and most recently Sons of Anarchy on TNT.

Jeff is the author of books and DVDs for Alfred Publishing, Cherry Lane and Hal Leonard including “Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar” and “Beginning Blues Guitar” He recorded the companion CD for the popular Cherry Lane book “Legendary Licks: Derek Trucks” and is a former instructor at The National Guitar Workshop, WorkshopLive and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Jeff is the lead guitarist for the Megaforce/Sony artist Grinder Blues with his brother Scot and legendary King’s X frontman Dug Pinnick. Their first record, Grinder Blues, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Blues charts. He is also the lead vocalist and guitarist for the popular blues/rock band, The Bihlman Bros., who have appeared with BB King, Buddy Guy and Ray Charles to name a few.

He is also an accomplished audio engineer and sound designer whose clients include Disney, MGM, Bally’s and Intel.

Aug
4
Fri
Brotha James @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brotha James @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Brotha James
Friday, August 4th
8-11pm

A solo performer who does live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique and made it his own. His positive energy is contagious and his enthusiasm for creating, playing and performing helps him engage audiences of all ages.

His lyrics speak to being a dreamer, following the passion for what makes one happy, showing gratitude for simple things, and holding on to the moments that are filled with joy.

Whether performing at a small club, entertaining at a private party, or taking the stage in a stadium, playing music for brotha James is not just a job; it is his passion, his calling, his reason for being.

Aug
5
Sat
Third Coast Kings @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Third Coast Kings @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Third Coast Kings
Saturday, August 5th
8-10:30pm

The Third Coast Kings are a proper deep funk and soul outfit. In the tradition of sixties and seventies funk groups, the Kings detonate with an explosive sonic force that is guaranteed to make you move. Their gritty sound is a raw concoction of horn driven hooks, devastating rhythm and an overall tightness that has made them a favorite in the Metro Detroit area. They draw influence from the many artists whose music was carefully salvaged by the crate digging revolution. The Kings make it a point to remain true to the style and technique of playing proper deep funk and soul.

Aug
6
Sun
Kyle Skarshaug @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kyle Skarshaug @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Kyle Skarshaug
Sunday, August 6th
1-4pm

Kyle Skarshaug is a 15 year old, up-and-coming musician. He plays guitar, bass, percussion, and he sings. Kyle started playing music when he was five years old, starting with drums, then he learned bass, then guitar, he’s always loved singing. His performances have been in various places in Traverse City including the Northern Natural Cider House and Winery, Little Fleet, the Workshop, Brew, the Boathouse, and movie venues at the 10th annual Traverse City Film Festival. He got his street performer license in 2014 and plans to use it whenever he can.

Aug
9
Wed
Sierra Cassidy @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sierra Cassidy @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Sierra Cassidy
Wednesday, August 9th
7-10pm

Michigan based singer-songwriter, currently living in Boston and writing acoustic funky pop tunes.

Aug
10
Thu
Chris Sterr @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chris Sterr @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Chris Sterr
Thursday, June 8th
7-10pm

Chris Sterr is a multifaceted guitar player and vocalist. With roots that run as far back as the delta and Chicago blues, to the Englishman whom reinvigorated it in the 1960’s, to the experimental and improvisational sounds of Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, to the uncompromising pop-rock sensibility of Ryan Adams and Beck, he embraces and performs a wide array of music.

Born in Detroit, he embraced the sounds of The Funk Brothers-era Motown, and grew up with parents with exquisite taste. The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Cream, Pink Floyd and Moby Grape (just to name a few) were a huge part of shaping an early musical palette, as well as creating a musical and sonic frame of reference that would shape his taste and vision for years to come.

Having toured regionally as well as nationally for ten years with his Detroit-based band, Bump, Chris now resides in Traverse City, Michigan since 2010. When not performing on his own, he performs with many other performers and artists such as his trio, as well as Chicago-based, Stolen Silver. His latest project is The Pocket, a Traverse City-based 4-piece inflecting a fusion of Jazz fusion, rock, blues, and soul. The Pocket holds a residency at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House every Wednesday.

Sterr’s solo show includes both guitar and synth sounds, and accompanies himself with live loops both for atmosphere and backing tracks.

Aug
11
Fri
Seth Bernard @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seth Bernard @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Seth Bernard
Friday, August 11th
8:00pm

Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a Michigan-based collective of independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building. As the Artistic Director of “The Quest”, Seth has partnered with SEEDS, the Library of Congress and the National Parks Service to bring experiential arts and ecological education to children in Northern Michigan in after-school programs and summer camps. As the Director of the Musical Ambassador Program for On the Ground, Seth has helped cultivate partnerships and cultural exchanges between communities in southern Mexico, Ethiopia and eastern Congo and communities in Michigan with a focus on direct collaboration between youth. samuelsethbernard.com

Aug
12
Sat
The Freshwater Collective Band @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Freshwater Collective Band @ The Platform at The Filling Station

The Freshwater Collective Band
Saturday, August 12th
8-11pm

The Freshwater Collective consists of different performers every time. They are a mystery wrapped in an enigma that you cannot resiste dancing to.

Aug
13
Sun
Minor 6 @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Minor 6 @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Minor 6
Sunday, August 13th
1-4pm

Jazz/Funk sextet directed by David Chown based in Traverse City, Michigan

Aug
16
Wed
Glenn Wolff & Robin Lee Barry @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Glenn Wolff & Robin Lee Barry @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Glenn Wolff & Robin Lee Barry
Wednesday, June 21st
7-10pm

Vocalist and guitarist Robin Lee Berry and bassist and guitarist Glenn Wolff will perform several originals as well as an eclectic choice of covers, ranging from smoky torch songs to jazzy interludes and folky fare as well.