We're pleased to be returning to The Curve Inn in early 2016. Friday, January 22 is the date you'll want to save. It's an early one, 6 until 10 p.m. This show will set the tone for an exciting new year. We hope to see you there.
Celebrate Halloween 2015 with The Station at Crow's Mill Pub as part of The Monster Mash Halloween Bash with Dog of Panic and The Complaint Line. The party begins 7 p.m. Friday, October 30 and goes all the way to 1 a.m. We hope to see you there in costume. Oh, by the way, there's no cover.
We're very excited to be added to the Shoe Fest 2014 lineup that includes Old Shoe, The Wood Brothers, Split Lip Rayfield, Family Groove Company, UV Hippo, Brainchild, and many more. Check out the full lineup and get more info on this south-of-Chicago Labor Day weekend festival at http://shoe-fest.com
We're getting ready to head into the studio this week (look for more details on the blog). Here are a few tracks we're looking forward to giving the studio-treatment to.
From our End of the World Bash on December 21, 2012 at Donnie's Homespun in Springfield, IL.
The Station is happy to announce we will be headlining night one of the two day SOHO Music Festival in downtown Springfield on Friday June 3, 2011. What started 5 years ago as the little street festival that could has blossomed into one of the premier outdoor festivals in central Illinois. The full lineup will be announced shortly. The Station has been apart of the festival from the start and we're very excited to once again be performing. The newly formed Dave Littrell Band will also be performing an early evening slot on Saturday.
The Station will also be hosting a closing-night after party across the street from the festival at Marly's on Saturday June 4th. We will be welcoming our friends Spread to open the show at 10:30 pm. Tickets for the after party are only $5 at the door. This will be an exciting weekend to be in Springfield!
First of all, let me tell you guys how much we've missed performing this winter. This short break from traveling that we've been on this past six month has been quite a change for us, but I can't wait until we show you how productive we've been with new plans and new music. The amount of writing we've done lately can only be matched by depth of our evolution as a rock band. We are excited.
We will be making announcements in the coming weeks but for the time being I wanted to let you know we are gearing up to perform again in the midwest this spring while also returning to the studio. It's a very exciting time for all of us and we thank you for your patience as this winter has left us refreshed, retooled, and rejuvenated. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you'll hear first what we're up to. Also, our YouTube page has some recent videos of the debut of some new songs from last month. (Also linked below) Tell us what you think! We'll see you soon,
Just announced, The Station will be returning to the stage at Marly's in our hometown of Springfield, IL, Saturday December 18th. This will be our first electric show since September and we hope to be debuting some new tunes. We can't wait to see all of you again!
The Mother's Day EP, our one-day studio project, is now available to order and download! Listen to tracks by clicking below:
Coming up this weekend we'll be heading down to the Lake of the Ozarks for two nights on the beach at Captain Ron's. Both shows are free and there a handful of cabins still remaining. Check out our dates page for all the info!
The Station gearing up for their 8th straight Summer Camp appearance Memorial Day weekend! Official schedule TBA.
Jam and Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment is proud to announce the Summer Camp 2010 Music Festival. This will be the 10th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival and will feature over 55 bands on 5 stages over the course of 3 days. Taking place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL (just 20 miles north of Peoria), the festival also features a kid’s camp, an extensive representation of non-profit organizations, on-site camping, lots of unique arts & craft artisans, a variety of good food and plenty of ice cold beer. Tickets are currently available via the official festival website www.summercampfestival.com or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX
We'd like to introduce The Station's newest member Howard Freitag on lead guitar, guitar synth, and vocals. Howard is bringing nearly 20 years of professional experience to the table and his addition is having a great effect on The Station's music. Howard's past credits include Soul Pudding (with Jeff Cunningham), Senses, The Roger Kimball Band, Triple Lindy, and more. Rehearsals are going well and we can't wait for you to see the new lineup.
The debut will take place this Friday night (2/26) at the Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, IL, followed by The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL (with Cornmeal) Thursday March 4th, and Bar None in Springfield, IL Saturday March 6th. We hope you can make it out to witness the start of the next chapter in our career, we can't tell you how excited we are.
Sometimes in life we find that change is the only thing we can count on. As we all continue to evolve, The Station is no exception to the rule. After nearly 6 years of performing live together, Kevin Lemen and The Station are parting ways. Kevin's last shows as a member of The Station will be 11/27 in Springfield, IL, 11/28 in Edwardsville, IL, and 12/12 in St. Louis, MO. Please come out and join us in wishing Kevin the best of luck in wherever life takes him. Rest assured that The Station is hard at work writing, rehearsing, and eagerly working on the music that we feel will come together into our most solid and focused album yet. There is much, much more in store. - Dave, Jeff, and Dave, The Station
http://illinoistimes.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:9818 Please join me in offering hearty congratulations to The Station as they commemorate 10 years together as a working band in 2009. Over the last decade, the Chatham-based group spent about half of that time playing on the road, released three CDs, including a double live set, Speed of Sound (2008), and won in two categories of Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield in 2008, for Original Band and Band Most Likely to Hit it Big. The nucleus of the group, known around here as the Two Daves — Carter on drums and percussion and Littrell on vocals, guitar and saxophone — are founding members of The Station. Two other original members swapped out with current Stationers, Kevin Lemen on lead guitar and John Kerska on bass, in 2004. According to Carter, that’s when they increased gig dates from 50 to more than 150 per year and began the transition, “from a young band starting out, into a working business with year-end plans, books to balance, and meetings to make.” Many changes occurred in the music industry over the last 10 years and The Station has seen its fair share at the independent, working-band level. In 1999 most artists didn’t have Web sites, there was no MySpace and digital downloads on handheld personal players had yet to replace CDs as the favored form of listening to recorded music. “I was 18 years old when we started, so needless to say, everything has changed for me,” said Carter. “Literally everything has changed for us as a band too, from marketing to music.” Music-wise the band progressed from a jam-band-influenced group barely out of high school to a well-tempered combo of musicians able to perform dozens of originals and countless cover tunes on the spot. Through challenging themselves and their audiences by continually performing new self-penned material and doing fun takes on other music, The Station found themselves growing as a musical group and earning a credible fan base. All that is to be expected after 10 years of playing together, but what the band, or anyone else for that matter, couldn’t anticipate was the vast change of technological advances coming in the information world. “In the last few years we’ve gotten over any fear of new technology and worked with connecting with fans and making personal relationships,” said Carter. “Understanding how to take full of advantage of all the technology out there now is essential to getting ahead.” Carter should know. While working at a local Internet provider back in 1999, he started a band Web site just a few months after The Station’s inception. Since then they’ve ridden the wave of Web-based promotional tools available to music artists, including MySpace, Facebook, podcasts, Twitter and a host of other sites and programs, connecting the band to an ever-growing base of fans through the Internet. “I can get on Twitter and Facebook at 2 a.m. after a show and going through ReverbNation, a Web site for bands, it gets started and immediately posted to everyone who’s connected to us. It’s amazing.” With a celebration of the past comes an inevitable look into the future and as this quartet of young men, now having fun playing in the band, head toward the inevitable choices of mid-life, what might happen in the next 10 years? “I see us continuing the trend of fewer and bigger shows, recording more albums, and all of us having families — I’d be ecstatic if we’re doing this same thing,” said Carter. “As long as this band and our music lights a fire in us and we’re constantly striving to create, we’ll keep going.” The Station celebrates 10 years as a band with an anniversary concert at City Nights Theater in the Capital City Bar and Grill on Friday, April 10, with 56 Hope Road opening the show.
The spring of 2009 will be very busy for progressive rockers and juggernauts of the Midwest, The Station. The band’s spring tour kicks off on Friday March 13th at Patton Alley in Springfield, MO Friday and will end Saturday April 25th with a "Halfway to Halloween Party" at the Scarlet and Grey in Columbus, OH, before the band returns to the studio then switches gears for festival season. The tour will have many highlights including the Station's first trek to the Southeast hitting the regions favorite music cities such as Knoxville (3/16), Charleston (3/18), Asheville and Nashville. Also slated on this tour is a Sound Tribe Sector 9 after party in St. Louis at the Broadway Oyster Bar on March 14th, a stop at the legendary Copper Dragon in band’s home away from home, Carbondale, IL, on April 4th, and an always eventful Umphrey's Mcgee after party at Fatso's in Lawrence, KS March 27th. The Station will also celebrate their Ten Year Anniversary April 10th with a monumental show at the City Nights Theater in the bands hometown of Springfield, IL. This show will be journey through the last decade that was the Station touching on highlights of the bands progression over the past 10 years. The band’s long time friends 56 Hope Road will be opening the night. The Station is touring in promotion of 2008’s double-live release “Speed of Sound”, which has been applauded and respected by critics across the globe. SeaofTranquility.com’s Michael Popke calls the double-disc “jaw dropping”, and adds “[They] aren’t just another progressive jam band that you’ll soon forget.” The Home Grown Music Network’s J. Evan Wade calls The Station’s sound “ambitious, genre-bending rock and roll… worth of our attention.”