Calendar

Aug
19
Sat
The Go Rounds @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Go Rounds @ The Platform at The Filling Station

The Go Rounds
Saturday, August 19th
8-11pm

The Kalamazoo quartet has been a dominant force in the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals including Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Short’s Anniversary XII, Buttermilk Jamboree, Farmfest, Founder’s Fest, DunnDunn Fest, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Fest, Mile of Music, and Holler Fest. Some of the major acts The Go Rounds have supported include Greensky Bluegrass, Hard Working Americans, Vulpeck, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Mickey Hart, and Railroad Earth.

The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy – led by the creative force of frontman Graham Parsons, whose spellbinding vocals weave through lush sonic textures as the band puts on a master class of intricate arrangements. Their powerful and dynamic live show has earned them a reputation as one of the best live bands in the Midwest.

Their last full-length, Don’t Go Not Changin’, made several year end best lists and earned them 3 WYCE awards, including the Special Jury Prize of Album of the Year. Their creativity shows no sign of slowing down. In August, they released a new EP, I Promise I Won’t Get Hurt, and have another EP ready for release. They are also working on their next full length – due out before the end of 2017.

2016 WYCE JAMMY AWARDS
Runner-Up Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Special Jury Prize Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Most Fun to Watch – The Go Rounds

Aug
20
Sun
Brandon Everest & Friends @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brandon Everest & Friends @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Brandon Everest & Friends
Sunday, August 20th
1-4pm

Aug
23
Wed
Botala @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Botala @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Botala
Wednesday, August 23rd
7-10pm

BOTALA is a solo project which combines DJ elements with live percussion. I specifically focus on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, but there are other integrated genres as well.

What BOTALA provides is an infusion of Latin and various sounds of the African diaspora into the Northern Michigan music scene. It allows listeners and dancers to experience sounds of other geographies. My goal is to provide people an opportunity to discover something new, while having fun.

If you want to hear this music LIVE in your local venue, please contact me directly at this page. Stay up to date with upcoming gigs and events by following me here as well!

Aug
24
Thu
Rhett Betty & The Sinners @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rhett Betty & The Sinners @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Rhett Betty & The Sinners
Thursday, June 22nd
7-10pm

It took awhile for musician Lynne Smollen to find her voice—the singer and self-taught guitar player struggled with stage fright until her 30s—but those who’ve caught her gigging around the North are just glad she finally did. Performing under the stage name Rhett Betty, Smollen has made a name for herself playing a mix of new blues and classic country—think Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Etta James. By design, she books her shows to catch the early evening crowd at wineries and happy hours. “It has been so well received, because our song selection and our style is kind of mellow and rich,” she says. “It’s the perfect thing to sip your wine to and enjoy a beautiful Northern Michigan experience.”

Smollen was born and raised in Arkansas, and she credits that geographical influence for leading her to love soulful, country-tinged tunes. “The songs I pick are songs that I love and connect with,” she says. “What motivates me, really, is I try to be authentic. It’s an offering from my heart.”

 

Aug
25
Fri
The Crane Wives @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Crane Wives @ The Platform at The Filling Station

The Crane Wives
Friday, August 25th
8-10:30pm

The Crane Wives is a female fronted indie rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band features three-part vocal harmonies, narrative lyricism, and a passion for songcraft that creates organic music that is equally accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves

The band formed in late August of 2010 and has released four full-length albums, “Safe Ship, Harbored” (2011), “The Fool In HerWedding Gown” (2012), “Coyote Stories” (2015), and “Foxlore” (2016).

Aug
26
Sat
Luke Winslow King @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Luke Winslow King @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Luke Winslow King
Saturday, August 26th
8-11pm

Luke Winslow-King (born March 12th 1983) is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era.

Whether solo, or with a band, Winslow-King offers an original sound that is both rustic and elegant. He delivers energetic and dynamic performances, with his burgundy voice and versatile guitar playing.

Aug
27
Sun
Murphy, Pomeroy & Paul @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 27 @ 10:27 pm – 11:27 pm
Murphy, Pomeroy & Paul @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Murphy, Pomeroy & Paul
Sunday, August 27th
1-4pm

Traverse City’s newest funk band, featuring the creamy rich vocals of John Pomeroy.

Aug
30
Wed
Drew Hale @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Drew Hale @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Drew Hale
Wednesday, August 30th
7-10pm

Drew Hale is an award winning singer/songwriter (2015 Country Showdown National Champion) from Traverse City, Michigan. Transplanted from El Paso, TX in 2008, Drew and his wife Emily found a community and a home in the people and culture of Northern Michigan. Drew has since made a name for himself playing events like Common Ground Music Festival (Lansing, MI), and Big Ticket Festival (Gaylord, MI), as well as local Michigan breweries, wineries, and bars. Alongside accolades from local radio and tv personalities, Drew has had the opportunity to play alongside national recording artists including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, Cassadee Pope, Frankie Ballard, Scotty McCreery, RaeLynn, and Adam Sanders.

Aug
31
Thu
Thunderwude @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thunderwude @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Thunderwude
Thursday, August 31
7-10pm

Born out of a need for Bluegrass in the Chelsea, MI area, Thunderwüde became a band in the winter of 2014 and consists of Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel. Thunderwüde started out primarily as a traditional bluegrass quartet with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. Thunderwüde has since evolved into a tight-nit trio that can bounce between intricate original compositions, bluegrass standards, and current billboard hits within the flick of a fiddle bow. With decades of collective touring behind them, Thunderwüde’s live show is one that charms human emotions with impeccable songwriting, affectional melodies and vocal harmonies, while further satisfying the intellect with seasoned instrumental chops and musical improvisation.
Thunderwüde members have shared the bill with many notable artists including Arlo Guthrie, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, LeAnn Rimes, The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crowe, and Taj Mahal, to name a few. Additionally, they have played such notable folk venues as The Ark, The Bluebird Cafe, Canal Street Tavern, World Cafe Live, The Bijou Theater, Big Top Chautauqua, and The Birchmere. They also cook some mean mac and cheese.

“…playing bright, jammy originals and covers and aptly engaging the crowd of approving fans. The laid back way these musicians gel as a group is fascinating to watch. In one night the group thoroughly and unassumingly proves it’s adaptability, and the crowd demands an encore.”
– Patrick Dunn, The Ann Arbor Observer

Sep
2
Sat
Hot n’ Bothered @ The Platform at The Filling Station
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hot n' Bothered @ The Platform at The Filling Station

Hot n’ Bothered

Saturday, September 2nd

8:00PM

A collaboration of local musicians with traditional folk/americana talents.