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 the album 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.
“I HAVE BEEN IN TUNE TO HIS PLAYING AND MUSICAL IDEAS FOR A LONG TIME. BOTH AS A GUITAR PLAYER AND COMPOSER. NOW I'M HEARING HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A VOCALIST, AND I LIKE IT!" — George Benson
“ADAM FALCON’S ROCK-INFUSED FUNK AND PURE, SOULFUL VOICE RECALL THE MOST HONEST OF ’70S RHYTHM & BLUES, RECALLING THE BEST OF SHUGGIE OTIS, CURTIS MAYFIELD, AND MARVIN GAYE.” —JAZZIZ Magazine
“ADAM IS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, FULL OF LIFE, LIGHT, AND WARM AND SOULFUL TEXTURES. YOUR GUITAR SOUNDS GREAT, AND I LOVE THE VOICINGS YOU USED IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENT OF ‘UP FROM THE SKIES’ (I, TOO, AM COLORED, IN BLACK & WHITE) ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS OF ALL TIME.” — Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
“TAKING THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED IS SOMETIMES LONGER, YET INFINITELY MORE INTERESTING. ADAM’S NEW RECORD (BOHEMIAN 959) HAS A WIDE VARIETY OF FLAVORS AND POINTS TO MANY INFLUENCES, BUT WITH SUCH AN EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL LIFE BEFORE HIM, ADAM HAS MADE A DEEPLY PERSONAL STATEMENT. — Nona Hendryx
ALSO NOTE WORTHY:
Adam Falcon was a recipient of the 2007 Abe Olman Scholarship Award in songwriting.
The TV series "The Injustice Files" uses Adam's composition "Like A Soldier" for one of it's episodes.