Prestegard ~ Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Harp, Vocals
Mike Therault ~ Guitar, Vocals
The Coal Creek Boys was a working band that played constantly all over Washington and the Northwest. They played bluegrass, country, and folk music.
One memorable gig was at the old Stella Tavern out of Longview. We played their alot. Another was The Smoke Shop in Aberdeen. Broken glass was still on floor from night before. We had to strong-arm the owner to be paid for the first evening before we would go on the second night. They should have had chicken wire across the front of the stage to protect us as at Billy Bob's!
Ray Prestegard, June 2012