Marcedes Carroll & Co. with Lena Marie Schiffer Trio, Shelly Besler and Tony Polecastro

21+
Doors : 7pm, Show : 8pm
Cover : $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Join southwest Montana’s best folk artists at the Filling Station May 30th for an excellent night of music! Featuring Marcedes Carroll & Co., The Lena Marie Schiffer Trio, and Shelly Besler and Tony Polecastro, it’s an all star songwriter’s showcase of the area’s best!

Come Back K with Rocky Mountain Sonic and Jacob Rountree

21+
Doors : 8pm, Show : 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Celebrate the release of Come Back K’s new album Storm and Settle with Rocky Mountain Sonic and Jacob Rountree! It’s a night of great local indie rock at the Filling Station on March 22nd!

Come Back K! was created in 2015 to serve as a vehicle for Kraig Rieger’s songwriting interests and home recording projects. The indie-alternative band is based in Bozeman, Montana and consists of singer/songwriter, rhythm guitar player, and lead vocalist, Kraig Rieger and Nate Smith, based in the Salt Lake City area, who works as a multi-instrumentalist and producer for the band.

Rocky Mountain Sonic mixes psychedelic jam band vibes with the blues, creating a sonic landscape that will take you out of this world!

Jacob Rountree is an alternative/indie songwriter living in the stunning alpine of Montana.  Contemplative yet playful, his lyric forward style is reflective of his love for philosophy, poetry and quantum physics.

Austin Martin and the Herd : Feeding the Herd Tour with Dusty Dilsnick

21+
Doors : 7pm, Show : 8pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Austin Martin and the Herd make their Filler debut with the “Feeding the Herd Tour”! Partnering with food banks that are Feeding America affiliates, they’re touring 50 cities across the US to fight hunger in America!

Austin Martin is a multi-talented American artist renowned for his dynamic blend of country, pop, and hip-hop music. Born and raised on a ranch just outside of Billings, Montana, Martin’s upbringing may seem like an unlikely origin for his eclectic musical style. However, his diverse influences and innate talent have propelled him to the forefront of the music scene.
Martin’s tenor vocals, characterized by their versatility and captivating energy, breathe new life into traditional country melodies. Infused with a touch of hip-hop flair, his performances offer a fresh take on the genre, earning him a distinct and recognizable sound.
Backing Martin’s vocals is the talented ensemble known as The Herd. Lead guitarist Marco Romain, also a Montana native, adds depth and texture to the band’s sound with his skilled playing. Bassist Jack Ryan, hailing from Nashville, brings a rich musical heritage to the group, while drummer Dave Bedell solidifies the rhythm section with his precision and groove.
Together, Austin Martin & The Herd have established themselves as a
powerhouse in the music industry, boasting a track record of seven successful national tours. Their ability to captivate audiences with their electrifying stage presence has earned them the nickname “the Motley Crue of Country.” Whether performing in the heart of Montana or the glitz of Hollywood, the band’s high- energy performances transcend geographical boundaries, captivating audiences from coast to coast.
With their infectious blend of country, pop, and hip-hop influences, Austin Martin & The Herd continue to push the boundaries of contemporary music, captivating listeners and leaving a lasting impression wherever they go.

CANCELLED : The Lazy Owl String Band with Cactus Cuts

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT.

 

21+
Doors : 8pm, Show : 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

The Lazy Owl String band returns to the Filling Station with Cactus Cuts! Get your dancing shoes on and be ready to boogie! Hard driving mountain stompgrass gets the people movin!

Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes with The Canoe Dealers

21+
Doors : 7pm, Show : 8pm
Cover : $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Country-folk rock band Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes hits the Filler with local favorites, The Canoe Dealers. Bringing soulful rust-belt anthems to life with steel guitar, organ, mandolin, and acoustic guitar, Chicago Farmer travels the interstate leaving audiences spellbound.


The son of a small-town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow
Midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small-town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.

“I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” he shares. Growing up in Delavan, Illinois, with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoff’s
grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs.

He writes music for “the kind of people that come to my shows. Whether in Chicago or Delavan,
everyone has a story, and everyone puts in a long day and works hard the same way,” he says. “My generation may have been labeled as slackers, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t work hard – many
people I know put in 50-60 hours a week and 12-hour days. That’s what keeps me playing. I don’t like anyone to be left out; my music is for everyone in big and very small towns.”

He listened to punk rock and grunge as a kid before discovering a friend’s dad playing Hank Williams, and it was a revelation. Prine and Guthrie quickly followed. The name Chicago Farmer was originally for
a band, but the utilitarian life of driving alone from bar to bar, city to city – to make a direct connection to his audience and listener, took a deeper hold.

“You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that
Chicago Farmer sings about. Each track captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular
place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly
good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes on his albums.”
— HONEST TUNE

Electric River Presents: Jess Williamson with Hannah Jo Lally

21+
Doors: 7pm, Show : 8pm
Cover : $25 in advance on Sellout.io
Tickets available here:
https://www.sellout.io/event?id=ql-MzLksRH

Endless prairies and ocean waves; long drives and highway expanse; dancing, smoke, sex, and physical desire – the core images of Jess Williamson’s new album Time Ain’t Accidental revel in the earthly and the carnal. After a protracted breakup with a romantic partner and longtime musical collaborator who left Williamson and their home in Los Angeles at the start of the pandemic, the album’s reckoning with loss, isolation, romance, and personal reclamation signals a tectonic shift for Williamson as a person and as an artist: from someone who once accommodated and made herself small to a woman emboldened by her power as an individual.

 

A daringly personal but inevitable evolution for the Texas-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Time Ain’t Accidental is evocative of iconic Western landscapes, tear-in-beer anthems, and a wholly modern take on country music that is completely her own. Above everything, sonically and thematically, this album is about Williamson’s voice, crystalline and acrobatic in its range, standing front and center. Think Linda Rondstadt turned minimalist, The Chicks gone indie or even Emmylou Harris’ work with Daniel Lanois. Ringing boldly and unobscured, it’s the sound of a woman running into her life and art head-on, unambiguously, and on her own terms for the first time.

 

Last year, Williamson and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee released I Walked With You A Ways under the name Plains; a critically acclaimed record filled to the whiskey-barreled brim with feminine confidence, camaraderie, and straight-up country bangers and ballads. After past records Cosmic Wink (2018) and Sorceress (2020), both released on Mexican Summer, Williamson felt primed to shift in a new direction. Revisiting what she loved growing up, simplifying her process, and making music with a friend proved to be the best step forward for Williamson.

 

In early 2020, while getting used to the new estrangement and in quarantine with her thoughts, Williamson wrote and recorded the stripped-back standalone single “Pictures of Flowers” by herself at home. This experience became the foundation on which Time Ain’t Accidental was built. The song’s lyrical themes were terrestrial and plain-spoken, with Williamson’s voice set against a drum machine and paired with textural guitar by her friend Meg Duffy (Hand Habits). Soon, Williamson realized that musically she was just as good—better, even—on her own. Tours with Weyes Blood, Kevin Morby and Hamilton Leithauser, and José González bolstered this newfound self-assurance, letting her voice ring out in rooms the size of which she hadn’t played before.

 

Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, Williamson began dating in Los Angeles and tracking demos centered on the realness of those experiences, filled with excitement, anxiety, and disappointment. The drum machine stuck around (this time in the form of an iPhone app), as did her determination to forge a new path as a truly solo singer and songwriter; as a woman finding the sound of herself without anyone else’s input. It was a lonely, but revelatory, period.

 

The core essence of that time is summed up in the opening line of “Hunter.” “I’ve been thrown to the wolves and they ate me raw,” Williamson sings, clear-eyed and with resolve, having come out the other side. Though tumultuous, the process of dating in LA revealed the album’s North Star, which anchors the song’s chorus and the album’s underlying sentiment more broadly: “I’m a hunter for the real thing.”

This theme comes up on the vivid torch song “Chasing Spirits,” when she sings, over whispers of steel guitar, that “the difference between us is when I sing it I really mean it.” The same energy resurfaces on “God in Everything”, with Williamson turning to the supernatural as a way of rising above the earthly realities of dating and rejection. “Being in lockdown alone, fresh out of a breakup, was a real hard time for me,” she remembers. “What I’m grateful for is having a period of stillness and desperation that forced me to turn inward and find comfort in a power greater than myself”.

In the album liner notes, Williamson too included a quote from Carl Jung that was sent to her by a close friend during this era of uncertainty and upheaval. It reads: “To this day God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans, and intentions, and change the course of my life for better or worse.”

After many months spent alone and searching, Williamson finally found the realness she’d been longing for. First came the idea of Plains and the subsequent writing and recording sessions. Then, on one of her regular drives between her adopted home in southern California and her native Texas, Williamson found and rescued her dog, Nana, who had been abandoned and was running alongside a desert highway in New Mexico.

 

But all good things come in threes, and she soon found new love with an old acquaintance in Marfa, Texas, addressed straightforwardly in the title track “Time Ain’t Accidental.” “We fell for each other when I was out in West Texas visiting a friend, but then I left to go back to LA,” Williamson explains. “I wasn’t sure if or when we’d see each other again, but I felt so full of love and I hadn’t felt that way in a very long time. I wrote this song the day I got back home. It’s really the story of a day together—we flirted by a hotel pool bar and went on a drive, we had a sweet night—and then I had to go, neither of us really knowing what, if anything, would come next.”

 

Williamson brought the suite of demos and her newfound assurance to Brad Cook (who’d produced Plains) in Durham, North Carolina. The familiar setting fostered a safe environment for the deeply personal material, and Williamson unleashed her voice with total unselfconsciousness. They tracked her vocals in just a couple of takes for each song. “I kept thinking, ‘my voice feels different now – it’s been liberated,’” Williamson reflects. Cook encouraged Williamson to keep the iPhone app drum machine beats she’d programmed for some of the demos, then married it with banjos and steel guitars for an evident sense of old-meets-new.

 

Williamson now splits her time between Marfa, Texas and Los Angeles. Time Ain’t Accidental, with its synthesis of traditional country instrumentation with digital effects and modern sounds, unequivocally embodies the energy of the two very different places that she calls home. The album’s artwork, subtly menacing and neon in awareness and strength, displays, in Williamson’s words, “that supernatural forces are acting all around us, that we can trust that we will be in the right place at the right time.”

 

While Time Ain’t Accidental is remarkable for its bare confidence born of searching and longing for something real, Williamson also recognizes the mysterious whims of time that bricked her path (and she memorialized them on the title track). Ultimately, these unseen forces lured the singer back into her own. The timing was, indeed, no accident.

Banshee Tree x Yak Attack Winter Tour 2024

21+
Tickets : $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8pm

Banshee Tree is a high energy quartet that blends modern indie, trance and psychedelic rock with old school Django inspired jazz. Using traditional instruments through a range of pedals, Banshee Tree ties the styles and sounds of modern music to the earthy roots of acoustic music in a whole new way. Their live show is a wild dance party with a great deal of improvisation while remaining grounded in indie style songwriting. There is nothing quite like it on the scene.

Live electronica power trio from Portland Oregon. Best described as “organic electronica”, Yak Attack uses tight chops, live loops, and well crafted songs, combined with raw improvisation, to build high-energy and uplifting dance music from scratch, where every note is played and recorded live.

Jampoke with Salty Gravy

21+
Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Jampoke is a folk-rock band with a heavy jam influence that plays a mix of soulful folk tunes, and more instrumental, high energy jam rock. Born out of dorms of MSU, Jampoke’s sound is a unique blend singer-songwriter lyricism with jam-style instrumental soloing.

Featuring local legend Silas Rea on fiddle and mandolin and national vagabond Cabot Metz on guitar and banjo, we pride ourselves on playing traditional American music. Old time, Bluegrass, Country Blues, and Ragtime are where we spend most of our time.

Cactus Cuts with Kyle Hunter and Carly King

21+
Doors : 8pm, Show : 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Cactus Cuts:
https://www.cactuscutsband.com/
Kyle Hunter:
https://www.facebook.com/KyleHunterMusic/
Carly King:
https://www.whyloveck.com/

Cactus Cuts is a captivating five-piece Americana folk band. Drawing inspiration from the harmonious melodies of the Milk Carton Kids and the virtuosic guitar stylings of Doc Watson, Cactus Cuts is quickly making waves with their fresh and invigorating sound. Formed in 2022 in the picturesque landscapes of Bozeman, MT, Cactus Cuts weaves together intricate acoustic arrangements, compelling storytelling, and lush vocal harmonies that are the perfect musical combination of modern bluegrass and old-time Americana.

At the forefront of Cactus Cuts’ sound are the dynamic duo of Benn and Abel. Their musical chemistry, creates a mesmerizing tapestry of sound that lingers long after the last note fades. With their heartfelt delivery, the band invites listeners on a sonic journey, with beautiful ballads, foot-stomping hoedowns, and everything in between. Whether performing in intimate venues or commanding larger stages, their passion for the music and genuine camaraderie shine through, creating an unforgettable experience for their audience.

As they carve their path in the Bozeman music scene, Cactus Cuts is quickly gaining recognition for their unique and compelling sound. Their ability to infuse the traditional roots of Americana folk with a modern sensibility has garnered them a dedicated and ever-growing fanbase. With their debut EP Lies Are Sweet out this fall, the band is poised to make a lasting impression, not only in Montana but across the vast American music landscape.

Kyle Hunter, is an Americana/ Alt Country singer/songwriter based out of Missoula, Montana. Alongside his 6 piece band, The Mountain Standard, he has been tearing up stages in the northwest producing sounds similar to Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, and even some Allman Brothers. Seamlessly marrying sublime guitar tones reminiscent of the Dead all the while paying homage to country, western & folk roots. With snappy and undulating jazz and funk rhythms, the sound is punctuated by a sonic array piping out of the multi-faceted players on fiddle and keys. KHTMS inspires goosebumps with their one of a kind electric, roundhousing entertainment experience.

For the New Jersey-born and Wyoming-braised singer-songwriter, what started as a self-exploration into the Mountain West has now become the early stages of a promising career as folk artist. Carly King just wants to “go to the mountains alone, buy a plane ticket home and throw out her phone…”

Saualito Ferry with Jampoke

21+
Doors : 8pm, Show : 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Sausalito Ferry :
Improvisational blues, rock, funk, and beyond ✨ 6 piece band from Bozeman MT

Jampoke:
Jampoke is a folk-rock band with a heavy jam influence that plays a mix of soulful folk tunes, and more instrumental, high energy jam rock. Born out of dorms of MSU, Jampoke’s sound is a unique blend singer-songwriter lyricism with jam-style instrumental soloing.