The Coal Creek boys come home

The Coal Creek boys are a full time touring, hard partying ‘Honkey Tonk’ alternative country roots band.

The Coal Creek boys are a full time touring, hard partying ‘Honkey Tonk’ alternative country roots band from Lethbridge and are holding their official B.C. album release party right here in the Elk Valley.

When Johnpaul Smith decided to close the book on his rock band Sleeping with Tuesday and wrote his first country song ‘Mama Please,’ he knew that is what was missing out of his life. Then, Coal Creek Boys have emerged from the dust to tell the tale of the abandoned town.

Coal Creek is nothing more than a long forgotten ghost town to most. A mining disaster and eventual closure of the local mine caused all of the residents of the small town, which once settled just on the outskirts of Fernie, to flee.  Luckily for us, the boys are coming to town and want to share the tales through lyric and song.

Although they may have just begun touring together in July of 2011, their music is rousing discussions all around B.C. and Alberta about the old days in the Elk Valley.  Days before Fernie was known as the beautiful resort town it is today which we all know has been the case for 50 years thanks to Ski Heritage Week last month.

The band’s first album Hard at it in Old Town gives an accurate and historically sound account of local events and occurrences which some may never have the opportunity to hear if it weren’t for the Coal Creek Boys.

Don’t miss your own chance to hear the tales when they play at The Arts Station on April 28. As an added bonus, everyone attending the show will get their own copy of Hard at it in Old Town to take home.

If you would like to learn more about the band, visit their website at www.coalcreekboys.com.

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