Chris Thompson & Coral Creek are a Colorado Front Range band with a big sound and a rapidly growing audience. With the release of their new records, The Road Ahead 2010 and Watch Me Fly 2012 (both produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident), Chris & Susannah have emerged on the Colorado music scene as song-writing forces appealing to the old-school jam band, rock and new-grass audiences alike. Spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, and island music, Coral Creek puts on a high energy show that engages and entertains audiences from across the musical spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional Americana tunes and rock classics. Since forming in 2009, Chris Thompson & Coral Creek have headlined several US and European Music Festivals.
The CORAL CREEK line-up includes top players from the Colorado music scene, including Jim Allard or Andrew Bonnis (bass), RT Weber or Jack Watson (drums), Stef Briggs (keyboard), Zebulon Bowles (fiddle), Chris Thompson (guitar/vocals), and Susannah Thompson (vocals). Members of Coral Creek have performed and recorded with distinguished musicians including Sam Bush, Big & Rich, America, Bob Weir, Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), 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 (Railroad Earth), Pete Wernick (Hot Rize), Cornmeal, Greensky Bluegrass, Head for the Hills and more.
Originally from Rochester, MN, Chris Thompson has lived and performed in Europe, Mexico, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and across the US. In 2001, Chris settled down in Colorado, planted roots and started writing and recording his unique flavor of acoustic fusion music. Susannah Thompson is a native of Green Bay, WI and a multi-lingual world traveler. CHRIS THOMPSON & CORAL CREEK have performed across the US, Europe and the Caribbean.