CORAL CREEK is a nationally acclaimed Colo-Caribbean Newgrass band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson. Inspired by the islands and the mountains alike, CORAL CREEK conjures a unique vibe, delivering big sounds and high-energy shows that appeal to audiences across the newgrass, rock and jamband spectrum. Drawing influence from legendary guitarists Jerry Garcia & Tony Rice, don’t be surprised when CORAL CREEK launches into a second line jam with tenor saxophone soaring over organ swells and a rolling banjo. Listen close and you might even hear some steel pan and coqie frogs.
CORAL CREEK was launched into the heart of the Colorado music scene with the release of THE ROAD AHEAD (2010), produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident, followed up with an acoustic album 40 YEARS (2012), CORAL CREEK (2015) and FREE DOG (2018) – the latest albums both produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. The band’s latest album, FREE DOG, has all the lyrical imagery, tasteful harmonies and outstanding musicianship that you’ve come to expect from Colorado’s hottest up-and-coming band, once again transporting listeners from the heights of the Rockies to the sweet sands of the Caribbean Sea – hitting every honkytonk, bayou and beach bar along the way.
CORAL CREEK has played campgrounds, beach bars, concert halls and festival stages across the US, Europe, UK and the Caribbean, sharing stages with music heroes like Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Bill Nershi, Todd Sheaffer, Drew Emmitt, Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, Vince Herman, Andy Hall, Roosevelt Collier, Jeff Austin and other heavy hitters in the newgrass / jamband scene. Find us online at www.CoralCreek.net and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coral.creek.band/.