Agave presents Coral Creek with Grammy-winning fiddle player Luke Bulla
AVON — Hailing from the Front Range, Coral Creek is an Americana bluegrass jam band featuring genre-bending original music, along with unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics by The Band, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan and more. The band will bring its high-energy show to Agave in Avon on Saturday.
“The Road Ahead” (2010) and “Watch Me Fly” (2012) — both produced by Bill Nershi, of the String Cheese Incident — launched Coral Creek into the heart of the Colorado music scene. Since forming in 2008, the band has performed on festival main stages and in concert series and clubs across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.
Beginning of a New Era
Coral Creek opened a new chapter this fall, releasing and touring in support of a breakthrough album produced by Tim Carbone, of Railroad Earth. The self-titled album, “Coral Creek,” marks the beginning of a new era for the band as the first release with standout keyboard player Bill McKay and fiddle player Luke Bulla.
McKay, best know for his roles with Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band, joins songwriter-guitarist Chris Thompson at center stage, singing leads and contributing to the band’s extensive repertoire of original material.
Nashville fiddler Bulla, who earned a Grammy Award with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, comes to Coral Creek via the Lyle Lovett Band, Jerry Douglas Band, John Cowan Band and Kentucky Thunder. Bulla is also a distinguished vocalist and songwriter.
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