ThorNton Creek's music explores a variety of styles that range from haunting acoustic to bluesy rock. But ThorNton Creek takes it one step further to incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country. ThorNton Creek's music has a pleasant familiarity, but they are not clones.
Thornton Bowman's lyrics and wistful Southern voice are at the heart of the band. Bowman grew up in Virginia near the Tennessee border. Many of his songs have a Southern, front porch feel. The band began performing in 1996 shortly after Bowman released his solo CD, In the Kitchen of the Blacksmith. His music has been used in several documentaries, around very many kegs and at least once in a Playboy video.
Don Miller (electric guitar, vocals), Steve Miller (bass), Mark Drake (drums), and Eric Smith (mandolin/Dobro/bottleneck guitar) fill out the band.