Coral Creek ft. Special Guests Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) & Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) w/ Todd Sheaffer Solo Set, Rum Creek (ft. members of Coral Creek and Hot Buttered Rum), Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Coral Creek ft. Special Guests Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) & Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) w/ Todd Sheaffer Solo Set, Rum Creek (ft. members of Coral Creek and Hot Buttered Rum), Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Thu, May 30, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

This event is 16 and over

Coral Creek
Coral Creek
CORAL CREEK is an Americana / Newgrass band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band), performing a vast repertoire of original songs and Americana classics by The Band, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan, Bob Dylan and more. CORAL CREEK is a Colorado front-range band playing high energy shows that appeal to audiences across the bluegrass, coutry-rock, blues and jamband spectrum, performing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.



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 2010, CORAL CREEK has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe and the Caribbean. With the addition of Bill McKay on keyboards/vocals, CORAL CREEK has released a fresh new self-titled ablum produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth (https://coralcreek.bandcamp.com/releases). The album debuted at #3 on the Relix/Jambands.com Radio Chart and reached #18 on the Roots Music Report Americana-Country Album Chart. Online at www.CoralCreek.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coral.creek.band/
Drew Emmitt
Drew Emmitt
Revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players on the jamband/newgrass scene today, Drew Emmitt’s “inestimable talents” (An Honest Tune) don’t end with just the instruments that can be picked. Holding the wheel steady on acoustic and electric slide mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and mandola, Emmitt’s superlative storytelling and versatile vocal abilities are incomparable. Following a decade of success with Leftover Salmon, Emmitt released his first solo effort, Freedom Ride, drawing on the talent of peers John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Vassar Clements, Stuart Duncan and Randy Scruggs. Critics and fans loved the collaboration and Emmitt relished the chance to record with some of the giants with whom he’d shared festival stages. “It's amazing,” he said, “it's like walking in a dream….Standing on stage next to Sam (Bush) is pretty indescribable.” After touring as the Emmitt-Nershi band with Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident for the past few years and making several reunion appearances with Leftover Salmon, Drew Emmitt's solo work is rejuvenated and once again taking the contemporary, live gig, fresh every-time approach to bluegrass music.

Following a decade of success with Leftover Salmon, Emmitt released his first solo effort, Freedom Ride, in 2002 drawing on the talent of peers John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Vassar Clements, Stuart Duncan and Randy Scruggs. Critics and fans loved the collaboration and Emmitt relished the chance to record with some of the giants with whom he’d shared festival stages. “It's amazing,” he said, “it's like walking in a dream….Standing on stage next to Sam (Bush) is pretty indescribable.” In 2005 he followed up with Across The Bridge, an equally impressive effort showcasing Emmitt’s bluegrass chops and songwriting talents as a straight-ahead bluegrass man. After touring as the Emmitt-Nershi band with Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident for the past year and making several reunion appearances with Leftover Salmon, Long Road finds Emmitt rejuvenated and once again taking the contemporary, live gig, fresh every-time approach to bluegrass music.
Todd Sheaffer
Todd Sheaffer
Todd's life story...is still being written... For now you know him as the erstwhile front man / singer of amazing roots grass band Railroad Earth and may remember that he also was the frontman and key member of From Good Homes. These labels do not define him however, they are only mere reference points for an artist / singer / songwriter who continually creates his best work every day!
Mary-Elaine Jenkins
Mary-Elaine Jenkins
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a 13th-generation South Carolinian; a member of a large, old, Southern family that could probably be considered a matriarchy. A product of her upbringing by a strong single mother amidst the canopy of her Lowcountry family tree, Mary-Elaine carries herself as if she had never left the humidity of the coast. But she did. First Washington DC, then Spain, and now Brooklyn. Venturing far from home, time and space removed from her roots have further distilled Mary-Elaine Jenkins’ distinctly Southern charm.

Her maternal grandmother, Elaine, from Savannah, was a classically-trained soprano who briefly attended Juilliard in the 1940s, while her paternal grandmother, Ellen, was a librarian and an actress who could tell very dirty jokes successfully to people who didn’t like dirty jokes. Such a heritage of strong, independent women endowed a young Mary-Elaine Jenkins with a resolve to pursue her passion - whatever it turned out to be. As a party to her younger life, Mary-Elaine’s father took it upon himself to introduce her to the guitar at the tender age of seven. The passion took. Progressing quickly with the instrument, Mary-Elaine became a regular at a local guitar shop, sitting in with a group of old-timers every Saturday afternoon playing old folk, country, and bluegrass songs, and eventually playing the Saturday night gig at the restaurant next door.

The fire lit, Mary-Elaine took her leave. While pursuing her education and subsequent adventures, she fell in with a different crew of musicians at every stop along the way. These collaborations opened new dimensions to her writing even as the distance pulled her music back to South Carolina and the sounds of Saturday afternoons past. Finally arriving in Brooklyn in 2013, Mary-Elaine did the same as she always had, surrounding herself with a creative network that would eventually include producer / engineer Thom Beemer. Working together out of Good Child Music Studios, they were joined by Cat Popper (Ryan Adams), Lawson White (My Brightest Diamond, Tony Trischka), JJ Appleton, and Dave Hassell, to make a record as well traveled as it is rooted in the musical traditions of the Southern coast.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/