Chris Wilson, Maria Sebastian, Alan Whitney, and Jerry Falzone
Four great singing-songwriters get together to swap songs and stories.
A native of New York, U.S.A., Chris Wilson has gained celebrity status for his vocally driven songwriting and passionate live performances.
Chris’ career brought him to Los Angeles, California for a brand new MTV show called “The Cut”. He became 1 of only 10 artists to win their way to the finals from a field of 160 competitors and over 10 thousand hopefuls from around the world. Chris went on to win MTV’s “Viewers Choice Award” for his performance in the finals. Chris has received honors across the globe, included winning “Best Male Vocalist” and Best Overall Performance” at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles California. Chris has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people from New York to Hong Kong, done soundtrack work with Director Dennis Dugan(Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy) in Hollywood, California, and continues to maintain a busy global touring schedule.
Maria Sebastian is most likely known for her versatility. She has opened for dozens of national acts in various genres and has recorded with many of their members. She has earned 12 Buffalo / Nightlife Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, a Buffalo Spree Album of the Year Award for Yellow Envelope, 2009, and 3 Global Music Awards, one for her performance on film producer Michael Z. Gordon's song "On the Run," produced with Nelson Starr (used in the 2015 remake of the film Narc) and most recently for two singles (each) on her upcoming disc "Be". Maria also won a NISOD Master Teacher Award in 2011 through Genesee Community College, and an Adjunct of the Year award at Niagara County Community College (2013), two schools she has taught undergraduate writing and public speaking for. Maria also taught a music business overview course in the music program at Villa Maria College and hosted songwriting workshops there. She has had music placed in television and film (3 lbs., Narc (2015), Discovery Channel, Melrose Place, others), performs regularly in Buffalo, and has opened 8 times for Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and 3 times for folk favorite Vance Gilbert. In 2011, Maria toured across the US with 10,000 Maniacs as a backing vocalist, and rhythm guitarist. Her 2009 CD, Yellow Envelope, has earned her praise among all it has been passed on to, including The Hudson Valley’s Freeman Online (“Sebastian has a great record on her hands here.”) Maria is currently finalizing her forthcoming CD "Be" produced with Nelson Starr.
Alan 'ADub' Whitney is a recording artist, teaching artist and performing musician.
A veteran of the road, Jerry Falzone spent his twenties traveling throughout the Eastern and Southern states and Canada with rock band Pearl. He spent the next five years as a talent agent for Rochester Talent Unlimited where he established road tours for local bands. He produced the TV show Beyond the Lyric with Debbie Randyn that featured local and national songwriters. Jerry Falzone has co-produced CDs for Debbie Randyn and Mason Tyler as well as three of his own CDs. Jerry is a songwriter with a Top Album Pick from Billboard Magazine (For Pearl’s first LP release), has established the Lake Shore Coffee House Series and Fandango at The Tango. He currently plays and sings with his band Liar's Moon.