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The best kept secret in music


"Creekside To Live Dream On The Road"

Not in Five years living in Jackson have I seen a local band as quickly gain the groove-fixed esteem of area music fans as Creekside has in the last 12 months. Nor have I heard of another valley-born jam band who has so steadily packed the house show after show.
Alas, Jackson Hole is no Boulder, Colo., as far as a local music scene, and a ski bum band aspiring to break out has to know when it's time to leave home.
"It's hard to focus in this town," bassisst Ryan "Ike" Griffin said. "The longer we stay the more we feel like we're putting it off."
After testing the bounds of their sound on the discriminating ears of area groover for more than a year, the members of Creekside will leave Wyoming in pursuit of the brass ring: a career in music. A gig Friday at Sidewinder Tavern will be the band's last Jackson Hole appearance, at least as a local band. - Mathew Irwin, Jackson Hole News

"In Tune: Documenting Up and Coming Musicians and the Sounds They Create"

.....Creekside's new Ep, the aptly titled The Low Tide Sessions, forms a perfect complimemnt to the band's tirless live shows and is evidence the group is truly blossoming. Through the fink-tinged "Hi-Fi Mullify" to Blue Minor," and ultimately ending with the climactic "In Motion" Creekside dismiss any stereotypes parlayed in their laid-back coastal environs. Instead, Kramer's flourishes of horn-blown brilliance lead them on on a wandering, cast-net woven journey of intricate compositions and unforced, seamless crescendos. - Jaime Lee, Hittin the Note Magazine


The Low Tide Sessions, Released Spring 2003

First Full Studio Album: Exit Clean (arriving summer 2005)

Live @ Kefi, 1/29/05: A Dragon Soundwork Production

Live @ Kefi, Halloween 2004: A Dragon Soundwork Production


Feeling a bit camera shy


A quixotic sound with piercing solos and a smooth continuous flow as one song leads to the next, Creekside has used their full sound and experimental style to mesmerize crowds. Influenced by the psychedelic rock acts of Pink Floyd and Radiohead and by the jazz/funk sounds of The Meters and Stevie Wonder, Creekside has developed a unique and original sound, blending many styles of music.

The band originally sprouted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, continually rocking the mountain crowds. In 2002 they made the move to Wilmington, North Carolina where they now reside.


Bill Balistreri: Guitar, Vocals
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Education: Wake Forest University, Degree in Biology
Influences: Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Phish, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane’s Addiction, Jimmy Herring, Pat Matheny

Will Chacon: Drums
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A. in Music
Influences: Rush, The Police, Tony Mallard, 311, Dave Mathews Band, Art Blakey, Led Zeppelin, Stick Control, Dream Theater, Johnny Rabb, Billy Cobham

Mitch Kramer: Tenor and Alto Sax, Flute
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
Education: University of Virginia, Degree in Sociology
Influences: Charlie Parker, Karl Denson, Phish, Pink Floyd, Galactic

Colin Miller: Bass
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education: Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA; B.M. in Professional Music
Influences: Paul Simon, David Byrne, Tortoise, Peter Gabriel, Jamiroquai, Aston & Carlton Barrett, Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson, The Beatles, Phish, Monty Python, Rickey Henderson, Chewbacca

Benjamin Privott: Piano, Organ, Vocals
Hometown: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Education: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Degree in History
Influences: Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Pink Floyd