Arbor creek is a five-piece jam-influenced, psychedelic blues rock band from Joliet, IL. They have been made up of the current line-up for three years now, and have released one EP, Listen (2016), and one full-length LP, Arbor Creek (2018). The sound of the band is one that takes many forms and calls upon many different influences. With three years of shows under their belts, the band has acquired a very tight stage presence and ever-evolving live performance.
The influences of the band come from all over the world and all over time. As near to home as Chicago’s Blues to as far abroad as the folk musics of Europe. Often times, the music can be comparable to ‘60s and ‘70s bands like Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers or Pink Floyd. Other times, elements of newer groups such as My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, White Denim, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Marcus King Band and Gov’t Mule all can be heard. Dueling electric guitars, soulful vocals, intricate keyboards and mandolin, tight and driving bass and ferocious drums all help to define Arbor Creek’s unique sound.
“From this mix of inspiration we get a very cool hybrid of guitar-driven Southern-Blues-Psychedelic-Progressive-Jam Band-Hard Rock. Such a mash of sub-genres will cause Arbor Creek to be put under the extremely vague name of Alternate Rock, but they are much much more.” (Blues Rock Review. “Arbor Creek: Arbor Creek Review. June 6, 2018. http://bluesrockreview.com/2018/06/arbor-creek-arbor-creek-review.html).
David Drilling (Vocals, rhythm and slide guitar)
Alex Ford (Bass guitar)
Larry Huff (Lead Guitar)
Jared Bebee (Keyboards, mandolin)
Frank Dvorak (Drums and percussion)
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Lakeview East Festival of Arts - Chicago, IL
Iowa City Yacht Club - Iowa City, IA
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House of Blues Chicago, IL
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The Forge, Joliet, IL
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Naperville Ribfest, IL
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