• WHAT: 28th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair
• WHERE: Downtown Manteca
• WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
• MORE INFO: For additional information and entry forms go to www.sunrisekiwanis.org
The Chris Creek Band is performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, on the main stage at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair from 11 a.m. to noon in downtown Manteca.
Band members are Kevin Pallotta on drums, James Rasmussenon bass, Mark Macdonald on lead guitar, and Chris Creek on vocals/acoustic guitar.
From deep in the heart of Texas Chris Creek is a new face to country music in the Central Valley. With influences such as Conway Twitty, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait, and Tracy Byrd, Creek spent alot of the 90s touring the Texas dance halls and honky tonks with various country bands, even making appearances with George Straits’ Ace in the Hole Band, Bo Diddly, and popular Texas artist, Scott Hoyt.
Creek was born and raised just outside of Austin, Texas “the live music capital of the world.”Country music has been close to his heart since he went to his first concert at 4 years old and saw fellow Texas boy Don Williams performing in San Angelo, Texas. Since then Creek has been playing and singing country music at every opportunity.
In the early 90’s Creek made it into his first band, running sound and lights, until he finally made it on stage playing guitar and singing in the dance halls and honky tonks all over Texas. He moved out to California in 2000, and got away from the stage for awhile to raise a family.
In 2011 Creek made the decision to bring some of that Texas influence to central California with a newly formed but very experienced band.