CORAL CREEK is an Americana / Bluegrass / Jamband featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band) – performing original songs and Americana classics by The Band, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan and more. CORAL CREEK is a Colorado front-range band playing high energy shows that appeal to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jamband spectrum, performing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.
The Road Ahead (2010) and Watch Me Fly (2012) - both produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident – launched CORAL CREEK into the heart of the Colorado music scene. Since forming in 2008, CORAL CREEK has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe and the Caribbean. With the addition of Bill McKay on keyboards and vocals, CORAL CREEK has a fresh, new rockin’ sound that will be available on CD and vinyl in the Fall of 2015 (produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth).
Chris Thompson (guitar/vocals)
Bill McKay (keyboard/vocals)
Rob Garland (bass)
Jack Watson (drums)
Members of CORAL CREEK have shared the stage and studio with distinguished musicians including Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Vince Welnick & Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers), Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth & Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman & Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Ben Kaufman, Adam Aijala & Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Tim Carbone & Andy Goessling (Railroad Earth), Andy Hall, Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Sam Bush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Big & Rich, America, Greensky Bluegrass, The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blues Traveler, The Samples, Phish, Big Head Todd, Gov’t Mule, and more.