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Chris Thompson and Coral Creek String Band

The CORAL CREEK STRING BAND is a Colorado, USA based acoustic/bluegrass band playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics. The CORAL CREEK STRING BAND features original music by Chris Thompson and includes some of the top acoustic players on the Colorado music scene today, including Adam Galblum or Zebulon Bowles on fiddle, Jordan Ramsey or Dave Goldenberg on mandolin, Dave Solzberg or Andrew Bonnis on bass, Zach Daniels on banjo and Chris Thompson on guitar and vocals. Members of Coral Creek have performed and recorded with distinguished musicians including Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Sam Bush, Dave Grisman, Darol Anger, Sally van Meter, Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Ben Kaufman and Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band), Leftover Salmon, Big & Rich, America and more.

Members of the Coral Creek String Band have played many of the top regional and national bluegrass, country and rock music festivals. The band released their first studio record, FORTY YEARS, in August of 2012 and will be supporting the record with tours in the US, Europe and the Caribbean.

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 Americana music.

- Performing with SAM BUSH at Mishawaka Amphitheatre
- Performing with RAILROAD EARTH at Yarmonygrass
- Winning the Yarmonygrass Band Contest and performing on the Yarmonygrass Floating Stage
- Performing with the Minnesota Orchestra at the Excelsior Independence Day Celebration
- Performing at the block party and finish line during the USA Pro-Cycling Challenge
- Headlining various festivals including: Midsummer Northwood Bluegrass Festival, MarshFest, Green Mountain Music Festival, Golden Fine Arts Festival, and Birkenreid Bluegrass Festival in Germany