The Lady Crooners


The Lady Crooners is a folk / pop / ’almost country‘ band from San Francisco, CA, fronted by siblings Nadia, Joseph, and Megan Krilanovich, with Kevin Conness, Jason Braatz, and John Smart. The six piece group features three part harmonies, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and percussion/mandolin. The band is about bringing together family and friends, and sharing authentic darn good music. The Lady Crooners give every performance their all and always leave a crowd wanting more.

The Lady Crooners formed in 2010 as a collaboration of siblings, Nadia and Joseph Krilanovich. Songwriting was a natural fit for the duo, him with a guitar, her with a love of storytelling, and both wanting to create something good. Adding little sister Megan, bassist Jason Braatz, lead-guitarist Kevin Conness, and producer/engineer John Smart on percussion/mandolin launched The Lady Crooners into their signature raucous, sophisticated, down-home act. Harnessed by Nadia’s honest voice and a perfect complement of sibling harmonies, the 2013 release of catchy new single, SWEETHEART, says it all. The Lady Crooners are here to share their authentic, darn good music with you.

The Lady Crooners perform throughout the Bay Area, the West Coast, and beyond. They have released two albums, THE LADY CROONERS (2012) and THE SURFACE (2013) and are currently at work on a third album.

Career Highlights

Featured in The Bay Bridged for “Taking Over Slims“, and for our NPR Tiny Desk Concert Entry

Shows Supporting Ben Taylor @ Yoshi’s, Boston Boys, American Nomad, Coffis Brothers, The T Sisters

Band for Opening Gala of “Hardly Strictly, Warren Hellman” Exhibit

Headlining Freight and Salvage

Great music feature in the Marin Independent Journal

Yerba Buena Gardens/Litquake Summer Festival

Berkeley Marina 4th of July Festival

Mt. Shasta Festival

Paso Robles Wine Festival


KCRW’s The Lab with DJ Valida

“Desert Nights” @ The Standard, Hollywood

KKUP “Friday Folk Off” live performance

KALW “West Coast Live” live performance

KPFA “America’s Back 40” live performance




“Local alt country/folk heavyweights”

Emma SilversSF Bay Guardian

As with many sibling groups, harmony vocals are at the fore and the arrangements, and their overall approach to their musical craft, draws comparison to Gillian Welch, Emily Barker and the Civil Wars.

Leicester Bangs

Stunningly beautiful harmonies with textured arrangements, skillful guitar work and catchy melodies The Lady Crooners will capture your attention.

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