Mossy Creek got its start in 2003 as a spin-off from the local band "Magic." Musicians Pat Haley and Dean Mott ventured into Bluegrass after Pat bought a banjo and Dean a dobro. During a jam session, Pat's daughter, Erin Haley, was invited to join in. Together, they created a sound as pure as the mountain water of the real Mossy Creek and the foundation for a talented music group. Through the years Mossy Creek has evolved and grown into a seven piece band with its own unique style and sound.
In 2006, Mossy Creek was chosen as best local country/bluegrass in the inaugural Chico Area Music Awards. In October 2006, the band was invited to perform at an after-hours showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards show in Nashville. They were one of only four California groups selected for such an honor.
The current members of Mossy Creek are:
Pat Haley - banjo, dobro, guitar & vocals
Kim Gimbal - bass & vocals
Christine Hogan - fiddle & vocals
Bob Littell - harmonica
Dean Mott - guitar, dobro & vocals
Bob Kirkland - mandolin
Tamara Allspaugh - lead vocals