Old Boy Records is holding their 2015 Spring Showcase in the Center for the Arts of Homer – a repurposed church – on Friday March 27. The Upstate New York record label was founded in 2005 by Chris Merkley with a focus on representing the next wave of American Roots musicians.
Ten years later – Old Boy Records represents over a dozen artists from Upstate New York, Nashville and New York City. In addition to helping bands collaborate on shows and recordings – Old Boy also has their hand in creating custom music for television and film.
The showcase will feature acoustic performances from seven acts on two stages, including Driftwood who has created an exceptionally strong presence in the folk/Americana community. In addition to Driftwood – Merkley and band mate Stiv Morgan will be performing. Merkley and Morgan have been playing music together for over 15 years, and founded the band Digger Jones based out of Cortland, New York. Also on the list of performers is Los Blancos, whose eclectic mix of blues, funk, soul, country and Latin music has been a staple of the Syracuse music scene for years.
The music will start at 6pm, with performances taking place between the Community Room and Main Stage throughout the night. Tickets are available by calling the Center for the Arts of Homer at (607) 749-4900 or online. The Center is located at 72 S Main St in Homer, NY.
For a taste of what’s to come, here are some videos from this years Old Boy Records Showcase performers:
Chris Merkley and Stiv Morgan
Nate & Kate