Chris Thompson & Coral Creek
with Souled & The Holler
Also: Live Jazz in the Lobby w/ Lafayette Trio @ 8PM! & The Ascential Dance Theatre of CO will perform segments from their Willie Nelson show!
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CHRIS THOMPSON & CORAL CREEK put on a high-energy acoustic/electric show, featuring original material in the rock, reggae, country and bluegrass genres, plus great covers from The Grateful Dead, The Band, Bob Dylan, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Cliff and others - including unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and rock classics.
With the release of his new record "THE ROAD AHEAD" (produced by Bill Nershi), Chris has assembled a talented group of musicians to help showcase the new original material while beefing-up his live performance sound. The CORAL CREEK line-up includes top players from the Colorado music scene, including Jim Allard on bass (previously of Shakedown Street), RT Weber on drums, Stef Briggs on Keys, Dennis Johnson on guitar and David Reid on Saxophone. Member of Coral Creek have been honored to perform with distinguished musicians including Bob Weir, Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Rob Eaton (DSO), Jeff Pevar (Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, CSN), Rob Wasseman and other great players.
Originally from Rochester, MN, Chris Thompson has lived and performed in Mexico, Europe, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and most of the US. In 2001, Chris settled down in Colorado, planted roots and started writing and recording his unique flavor of acoustic fusion music. CHRIS THOMPSON & CORAL CREEK has been playing across the Colorado Front Range and US Virgin Islands since 2003.
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Holler! presents a bluegrassy sound, rock n’ roll personality and passionate vocals delivered with mountaintop exclamation. This group of prolific songwriters uses mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, and four bombastic baritone voices to create their Folkedelic sound. In the canyons of influence, with child-like eyes and wonder, these tone chasers relentlessly explore their roots in acoustic music and dramatic lyricism. This band’s bottomless cup of original repertoire is led by mandolin obsessed songsmith Michael Kirkpatrick, whose voice resonates with evangelical theatrics and gratitude.
Hot-shot guitar slinger Brian Adams picks some of the tastiest licks this side of Garciaville. With Brad Poto on bass guitar and Kris Smith on drums, The Holler!’s energetic live show is fortified with a groove that induces movement of body and mind. 9 years of sonic wanderlust has seen the band through many forms, employing sitar, keyboards, tuba, lap steel, accordion and world percussion into their evolving acoustic folk-rock format. Their repertoire artistically celebrates reverence for nature, the exploration of human consciousness, and their passion for festive community gatherings while echoing the Colorado landscape The Holler! calls home. In addition to original music, The Holler! has fun twisting up songs by influences such as: Led Zeppelin, Bjork, The Grateful Dead, Ween, Roger McGuinn, Taj Mahal, The Highwaymen, and Darrell Scott. They have a charismatic ability to connect with a diverse demographic of music lovers, shaking up dance floors, elevating love frequencies, and having lots of fun along the way!