CORAL CREEK + Dead Set
w/ Kyle Ledson
Friday, September 6 / 9:30 pm-1:00 am
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. On this occasion they’ll be playing one set of their music and one set featuring unique interpretations of Grateful Dead classics.
Kyle Ledson warms up the room with his dazzling flatpicking prowess matched by heartfelt singing. This local 17-year old phenom has abilities that many spend a lifetime trying to achieve. Beyond his skills on guitar and mandolin, his emotional songwriting is awe-inspiring. We can look forward to him joining Coral Creek for some scorching collaborations.