CORAL CREEK puts on a high energy show appealing to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jamband spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.
CORAL CREEK is an Americana band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay. With the addition of Bill McKay on keyboards and vocals (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band), Coral Creek will be back in the studio this winter, releasing and touring in support of a new record in 2015.
The Road Ahead (2010) and Watch Me Fly (2012) - both produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident – launched Chris Thompson & Coral Creek into the heart of the Colorado music scene, appealing to jam band and new-grass audiences alike. Since forming in 2008, Coral Creek has performed on festival mainstages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe and the Caribbean.
Members of Coral Creek have performed and recorded with distinguished musicians including Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers), Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Ben Kaufman and Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band), Tim Carbone & Andy Goessling (Railroad Earth), Sam Bush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Big & Rich, America, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra and more.