Christmas with Mossy Creek
Mossy Creek, from Chico, California, was formed in July, 2003. The band's three and four part harmonies and arrangements are the cornerstone of it's appeal. Mossy Creek is centered on the vocal talents of Erin Haley. Erin's performances in local theater and her educational background at New York City's American Music and Dramatic Academy brought her to the attention of local musicians. Kim Gimbal, Dean Mott and Pat Haley have played in Chico area bands for many years and are versatile musicians, vocalistsand songwriters. They collaborate on the selections and arrangements when Mossy Creek performs cover songs. Kim, who plays mandolin and bass, adds delightful baritone vocals to the group's harmonies. Dean plays guitar and dobro. His melodic tenor voice adds dimension to the band's diaposonics. Pat, who plays banjo, guitar and dobro, is the agent provocateur for the group. He, Dean and Kim write most of the original material performed by Mossy Creek. Christine Hogan was one of the top junior fiddle players in the country. She loves to play fast fiddle tunes, but can make her instrument sing with the ballads as well. Matt Christensen adds depth to the Mossy Creek sound with his stand-up bass.