Chris Sterr

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Platform at The Filling Station
642 Railroad Pl‎ Traverse City
MI 49686

Chris Sterr
Thursday, June 8th

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.