CHRIS MERKLEY

Americana/Blues/Folk/Rock

Merkley has performed over a thousand shows from the streets of Paris to venues through out Europe and across the United States.   He has released nine albums with a variety of groups which include the song writing duo Merkley & Morgan, his high octane Bluegrass and Country Blues globetrotting band The Crooners, and the swampy blues rock trio of Digger Jones.  


His most recent solo album, Momentos, was recorded in the early hours of the morning at the Homer Center for the Arts, a Baptist church-turned 400 seat theater. The bare acoustics of the empty theater proved the perfect setting for the intimate solo recordings of Merkley's blend of Americana, Folk, and Blues music. 

Merkley in the studio

In addition to an extensive career of recording and touring, Merkley has composed and produced an extensive catalog of original music for TV and has songs featured in several independent films.


In 2008, he created a number of original compositions for HBO's critically acclaimed series, 'Generation Kill' and has since collaborated with Free Man Music and fellow Old Boy artists to compose custom original music for Cinemax, HBO Latino, and Max Latino.

Chris Merkley bio

Merkley is currently performing solo, as well as with Merkley & Morgan, The Crooners, and Digger Jones in the New York area.   He is also in the process of converting a school bus into an eco-minded tour bus for touring and recording...visit the bus page at Old Boy Records or connect on Twitter to follow the progress.

EVENTS

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chris Merkley

8pm

Ace of Clubs (Syracuse, NY)

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chris Merkley

Supporting Mike Powell and the Black River Band

8pm

Ace of Clubs (Syracuse, NY)

Wednesday 11/21/18

Digger Jones

7pm

Red Jug Pub (Cortland, NY)

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Wednesday 11/21/18

Digger Jones

Thanksgiving Eve! Fest before the Feast...

7pm

Red Jug Pub (Cortland, NY)

Friday 11/23/18

Merkley & Morgan

8pm

Bru64 (Cortland, NY)

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Friday 11/23/18

Merkley & Morgan

Black Friday Bash

8pm

Bru64 (Cortland, NY)

Saturday 11/24/18

Digger Jones

10pm

Backyard Alehouse (Scranton, PA)

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Saturday 11/24/18

Digger Jones


10pm

Backyard Alehouse (Scranton, PA)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Digger Jones

6pm

Center for the Arts of Homer

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Digger Jones

After the Harvest w/s/g The Unknown Woodsmen, Unknown Jones, Small Town Shade Duo, The Beaushesnes, Molly and Nate, and Kyle Halliwell. Locally-sourced comfort food by Chef Kate Icenogle.

6pm

Center for the Arts of Homer

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