Chris Merkley
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Chris Merkley

Cortland, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | INDIE

Cortland, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2001
Solo Rock Blues

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Feb
01
Chris Merkley @ Funk 'N Waffles

Syracuse, New York, USA

Syracuse, New York, USA

Jan
17
Chris Merkley @ Finger Lakes Tasting Room

Cortland, New York, USA

Cortland, New York, USA

Sep
06
Chris Merkley @ Ithaca Farmer's Market

Ithaca, New York, USA

Ithaca, New York, USA

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Music

Press


March 29, 2009 - Chris Kocher (Press & Sun Binghamton) on 'Thirty Miles from Nashville'


March 3, 2005 - The Greenpoint Star (Brooklyn, NY) on 'So Many Places'


May 25, 2006 - C. Kocher (Press & Sun Bulletin Binghamton) on 'Ordinary Days'


March 29, 2009 - Chris Kocher (Press & Sun Binghamton) on 'Thirty Miles from Nashville'


March 7, 2007 - Brandon Reynolds - Style Weekly


March 7, 2007 - Brandon Reynolds - Style Weekly


September 7, 2007 - Crystal Sarakas (WSKG Binghamton)


September 7, 2007 - Crystal Sarakas (WSKG Binghamton)


March 30, 2009 - Scott Ilnicky (WRIR 97.3FM Richmond) on 'Thirty Miles from Nashville'


March 30, 2009 - Scott Ilnicky (WRIR 97.3FM Richmond) on 'Thirty Miles from Nashville'


April 2009 - Blokner Online


April 2009 - Blokner Online


Discography

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- "All Growed Up" (2011) - Digger Jones' debut full-length studio album released in April 2011.

- "Thirty Miles from Nashville" (2009) - Acoustic and electric originals stretching into rock, pop and blues.

- "So Many Places" (2006) - The Crooners debut of studio originals bridging the far corners of American roots music.

- "Ordinary Days" (2006) - An acoustic collaboration with Steve Morgan. Blues, country, pop and rock originals.

- "Small Change EP" (2005) - Acoustic and electric originals from stomp blues chants to blisco rock.

- "Nighttime Daydream" (2005) - Acoustic blues, folk and rock originals.

- "One Foot" (2004) - Live solo album.

- "Upstate and Downtown" (2004) - The Crooners live in central New York and New York City.

- "The Crooners" (2003) - Debut studio recording of The Crooners.

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Bio

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Push play on the jukebox above to hear tracks from Merkley's latest solo album, "Thirty Miles from Nashville", The Crooners 2006 release, "So Many Places, as well as sneak previews of songs from the upcoming Digger Jones album...
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Country boy moves to the big city to play music and realizes he can build a tour bus almost as big as his factory loft apartment. Country boy moves back to the country to build a bus...

Since becoming a full-time musician in 2001, Merkley has played in the streets and clubs of over a dozen different countries...throughout the course of four European and six American tours. In his travels, he has performed in a variety of venues and settings. He has taken the stage in historic clubs such as the Double Door Inn (Charlotte, NC) and the Bitter End (NYC), as well as more modern venues such as the Belly Up (Aspen, CO) and Joe's Pub (NYC). Merkley has performed in the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) and the National Press Club (Washington DC) and also made numerous live appearances on local, college and national radio stations.

In addition to averaging over 100 shows a year, Merkley has also composed and produced original music for HBO and Cinemax and has been featured in several independent films.

Now based in Central New York, Merkley is performing regularly with a combination of solo shows, Merkley & Morgan, The Crooners and Digger Jones. He is also working to convert a retired school bus into an ecologically-minded tour bus...a project dubbed "The After School Special".

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