Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist

June, 2008


"David Falcone is a wonderful guitarist whose playing equals and often surpasses many better-known fingerstyle artists. His deft touch pulls stories from the strings in wordless tales of inspired nuance, shifting rhythms and tempos -- all with flawless accuracy and a soulful feel."

(Rambles Cultural Magazine).


"The competence and precision of Falcone's playing suggests that for him this is not simply recreation but a vocation. This is a player not afraid to push his musical limits or to take chances when performing for his audience ... Falcone is a talented composer who manages to write contemporary fingerstyle guitar melodies with a strong connection to the past. His polished performance only serves to enhance what he has written". (Sound Bytes Review)



Within the plethora of talent in Philadelphia's folk based and singer-songwriter community few can capture and share the imagination hidden within the world of fingerstyle guitar like David Falcone.  Descriptions:" ... a heady stew of fingerpicking pyrotechnics," "Enticing original melodies," "hauntingly beautiful," and "a guitar virtuoso."

David Falcone is a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist/vocalist whose influences include the styles and techniques of artists such as Leo Kottke, John Renbourn and Pierre Bensusan.  His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms.  His vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration. 

Falcone performs regularly in the Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania  and, New Jersey areas at various coffeehouses, bookstores, clubs and venues. He has played World Cafe Live, The Painted Bride, The Tin Angel, The Point, Steel City Coffeehouse, The Minstrel Coffeehouse, The Fire, The Lansdowne Folk Club, Love Park, and various house concerts on the East Coast.

Falcone presently performs each Friday afternoon at The World Cafe Live, from 1 to 2, a show he betokened the "free-at-one-following-the-free-at-noon-show" immediately following WXPN's Free at Noon Concert.

Falcone has shared billings with notables such as Pierre Bensusan and John Renbourn, Leon Redbone, John Renbourn, Erik Taylor, Julie Foster, , David La Motte Bill Staines style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>and Antje Duvekot . He has shared the stage with Philadelphia local artists: Akire Bubar, Colleen McFarland, Erik Balkey, Nancy Falkow, Michele Nagy, LisaBeth Weber, Mia Johnson, Ray Naylor, Steve Quelet and many other Philadelphia area performers.

Philadelphia's WXPN's Michaela M ajoun, Helen Leicht, and Keith Brand, Chuck Eliot, Samantha Sullivan have aired his work on their radio programs: The Morning Show, Leicht Lunch ("local pick of the day" more than once), and Sleepy Hollow. John DiLiberto has played his work on the nationally syndicated program, Echoes.  Carla Van Dyke featured him as live in-studio performer on her all acoustic program at WDVR in the New Hope, PA vicinity.  His works have been aired internationally in South America, and numerous European stations.

Falcone's first CD, recorded at Longview Studios in Philadelphia, "Secrets of Sherwood" was released in 1997.  His second CD, "Behind Your Eyes", was mixed by Emmy Award winning Tim Craven at Gen-X studios.  Both CD's successfully mirror the intensity and passion that characterize the Falcone live performance.

When not writing, practicing or performing music, David is busy teaching in the Psychology Department at La Salle University. He is also a regular participant in the New York based Musicians on Call Program.