The Crooners

The Crooners have played in the streets and clubs of cities throughout the U.S. and Europe, bringing their unique brand of high-energy American roots music to people from all corners of the globe.


Originally formed in 2001 by the late Nyles Reed Fitzgerald, Kevin Denton, Chris Merkley and "Hambone" Jennie Grauer, the group got its start playing in the streets of Paris armed with only their instruments and an open guitar case for spare change.  They have since traveled to a dozen different countries, released numerous live and studio albums and also been featured on VH1, MTV and several independent films.


Currently led by Denton, Merkley, Thomas Bryan Eaton, Miss Tess, and a rotating cast of talent, the band is now based in NYC equipped with resonator guitars, mandolin, harmonica, group vocals and their signature stomp boxes.  Mixing high-octane bluegrass with a rock 'n roll sensibility of blues and swing, the result is a contagious energy that spreads through any size crowd and resonates with people of all ages.