Since the beginning of his professional career more than 30 years ago, Adam Falcon has been one of New York City’s most sought-after studio and touring musicians, forming lasting musical relationships with some of the world’s finest musical artists ... Jonathan Butler, Phyllis Hyman, Will Downing, Whitney Houston, Sophie B. Hawkins, Robert Palmer, Arif Mardin, and Nona Hendryx. While attending junior college, Adam went down to a Greenwich Village club to see George Benson (one of his childhood guitar heroes) play. Between sets, encouraged by his girlfriend, Adam sat down at the bar next to George, and asked if the guitarist would give him lessons. At first George was reluctant, but Adam persisted, and George, who it turned out also lived in the Bronx, agreed. Not only did Adam find a teacher, but he also became life-long friends with George and his family. Professionally, Adam frequently collaborated with his mentor, writing and playing on two of George’s Grammy-Nominated recordings — “In Search of a Dream,” on Benson’s In Your Eyes album, and “True Blue” on That’s Right.
Today, after years known as a composer and guitarist in Broadway Orchestras, on the road playing for singers such as Roberta Flack, television performances with Peter Gabriel, and opening sold-out stadium tours with the Bee Gees and Eric Clapton, Adam came to realize, (as his friends, fellow musicians, and teachers had ALWAYS insisted) that he should step forward as a singer, and be recognized for his own powerful voice. That time finally came, and the results clearly indicate that all those who had encouraged Adam had been right all along. Whether onstage in Manhattan Clubs, Jazz & Blues Festivals around the world, or on three solo records, (i, too, am COLORED, in black & white, Piece of Mine [EP], and most recently, Bohemian 959), Adam’s soulful voice, accompanied by his always recognizable virtuoso guitar, attracts the attention and praise of audiences, musicians, and journalists wherever he sings.
Of all the accolades Adam receives, most simple and accurate might be one fan (writing to Adam’s website about his newest album Bohemian 959) who described Adam’s musical presence as an exhibition of “PURE SOUL!”
Named after his childhood home, where the basement served as his first rehearsal space and most memorable stage, 959 represents the evolution and maturity of Adam’s musical soul ... a talented soul, influenced by the explosive ’60s, creatively shaped in the ’70s, professionally recognized throughout the ’80s, found its voice in the ’90s, and has grown more personal and powerful ever since.