BILLY FALCON: Billy Falcon's Burning RoseBilly Falcon: An American Troubadour
Someone once said that, after silence, music comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible. Singer/songwriter Billy Falconâ€™s music has a way of doing just that. As an artist uses color, Falcon uses words and music to convey lifeâ€™s beauty and fragility, the joy, and the heartache, the disappointment, and always, the hope.
Falcon, oft referred to as â€œLong Islandâ€™s Own,â€ grew up in Rosedale Queens. He signed his first record contract with a major label at age 18. Falcon, a prolific writer, is a self-described reporter, chronicling his life experiences with poetic lyrics and stirring melodies. Heavenâ€™s Highest Hill from the critically acclaimed â€œPretty Blue Worldâ€ album articulates the pain of having to tell his three-year old daughter that her mother had died. The rawness of the experience is captured in both the lyrics and Falconâ€™s performance, yet the overwhelming theme of the song is the endlessness of love and the beginnings of hope. The song, which relays Falconâ€™s tragedy of losing his 29 year old wife to breast cancer, is extraordinarily personal and yet resonates with anyone who has experienced loss. Power Windows, the single from the same album, and an anthem for those who have figured out what is really important and meaningful in life, was a Top 40 hit and propelled album sales to over 350,000.
Over his career, Falcon has released ten albums, each remaining true to his hallmark of beautifully crafted songs with lyrics that move the listener to laugh, cry, think, remember, and always, to hope. Stevie Nicks, Cher, Manfred Mann, Sherrie Austin, and Trace Adkins have covered Falconâ€™s songs, amongst others. Falcon has co-written 12 cuts on the last four BonJovi albums, including Just Older from the â€œCrushâ€ album and Last Man Standing, which is featured on BonJoviâ€™s â€œHave A Nice Day,â€ release and on the â€œ100,000,000 Bonjovi Fans Canâ€™t be Wrong,â€ boxset.
Falcon has lived in Nashville for the last 12 years. He continues to write, perform and record, as well as work with BonJovi and other artists, his favorite of which is his daughter, Rose Falcon, a gifted singer/songwriter in her own right. Roseâ€™s debut album on Columbia Records, included the hit song Up, Up, Up which was featured in Disneyâ€™s Inspector Gadget II and remained in the number one slot on Radio Disney for over 20 consecutive weeks.
Falcon music has maintained itâ€™s authenticity, freshness, and itâ€™s significance. Like the spirit of faith, hope, and love that is his muse, Billy Falconâ€™s music is enduring.
Look for Billyâ€™s new release in the spring of 2006. In the meantime you can stop by www.billyfalcon.com and drop him a line or stop by and listen to any of his tracks at cdbaby.com
Burning Rose (1978) Haunted Guitar (1988)
Improper Attire (1979) Pretty Blue World (1991)
Falcon Around (1980) Letters From a Paper Ship (1994)
Billy and Myla (1985 Songs About Girls (2003)
Spark In the Dark (1986) Released (2004)
FOR MORE INFO: www.billyfalcon.com
For booking and house show info stop by Billyâ€™s website or email John Falcone at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the artist's website:
1. Friday Night
2. Sail Away
5. Another Lonely Night
6. Boys and Girls
7. To Be Alone With You
8. Waiting for the Rain