Coral Creek


Career Highlights

  • Bill McKay (the keyboardist for Coral Creek) was one of the founding members of Leftover Salmon and has performed with the Derek Trucks Band

  • Coral Creek has performed on Pagosa Folk ‘n’ Bluegrass, 4-Peaks Music Festival, 80/35, Galactic Get Down, YarmonyGrass, etc.

  • They supported Sam Bush Band, Victor Wooten Trio, Steve Kimock, and John Kadlecik Band

  • Coral Creek tours nationally!


CORAL CREEK is a nationally acclaimed Colo-Caribbean Newgrazz band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band).  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 legends like John Coltrane, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, 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.

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