Big Creek is a three piece Americana band that started in 2009 and is based out of Nassau, NY. Big Creek's musical and writing influences stem from the great American melting pot combining elements of country, country swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, blues, and pop into a satisfying musical stew.
Jerry Yaro is the most eclectic musician in the band singing and playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle, with bass and cello sprinkled in for good measure. His song writing is heart felt and drawn from real life combining catchy N.R.B.Q. like pop arrangements with elements of some of the great country music interpreters such as Graham Parsons. He can also rock with the best of them when it's time to get feet tapping.
Long a part of the local music scene Jerry was looking for a new rootsy acoustic direction and in possession of an old banjo that needed restoration when he met Brian Daniels. While that particular banjo was beyond redemption except as wall art a musical association was begun. Brian is Big Creeks other song writer drawing influence from the likes of The Mississippi Sheiks, Earnest Tubb, and numerous country blues artists. Brian contributes vocals, banjo, and guitar.
After several months as a duo Jerry convinced his long time musical partner and good friend Bob Assini to come to a practice session. A lifetime drummer and percussionist who teaches drums in the Albany area Bob has experience with a wide variety of musical styles even traveling to Ireland where he is a welcome participant in authentic seisiuns. After hearing the music Jerry and Brian were creating, Bob readily agreed to join the group providing the percussive glue that ties everything together.
Big Creek has performed at Troy Pig Out, Dinosaur BBQ, River St. Beat Shop, Lyons Lake, The Delaware Street Fair, The Four Corners, Emack and Bolios, Quigleys, Bad Ass Burrito, Tierra Coffee Roasters, The Taste of Troy Restaurant Tour, and the Schodack Country Fair.