Chris Merkley (Chenango Sessions)
Sat 18 April
Chris Merkley has performed more than a thousand shows, from the streets of Paris to venues throughout Europe and across the United States. He has released nine albums with a variety of groups, including the songwriting duo Merkley & Morgan; his high-octane Bluegrass and Country Blues globetrotting band, The Crooners; and the swampy blues-rock trio, Digger Jones. Merkley’s most recent solo album, Momentos, was recorded in the early morning hours 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. – www.chrismerkley.com
In addition to his recording and touring career, Chris Merkley has composed and produced an extensive catalogue of original music for TV, and has had 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.
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.
The Chenango Sessions, hosted by Andru Bemis, is a weekly, one-hour, nationally syndicated radio program which features world-class musicians playing in intimate spaces—living rooms, galleries, and listening rooms—for small, enthusiastic audiences, mostly around Binghamton, New York. Audiences and artists are encouraged to interact, and the spirit of the live show is preserved in the radio program and recordings. If you would like to attend a session, contact Andru for details.