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For Immediate Release: August 16, 2008

Contact:
Joseph Akins: 615-473-7127
Philip Wesley: 931-698-0552

Solo Piano Concert to feature Four Whisperings Artists


On September 27th, 2008 at 7:00 pm, The Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville (4285 Sidco Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37204) will host a solo piano concert featuring Catherine Marie Charlton, Greg Maroney, Philip Wesley, and Joseph Akins. These national recording artists will perform their original solo piano music as heard on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at www.solopianoradio.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Whisperings Solo Piano Radio is home to over a hundred talented piano artists and has been the #1 broadcast on Live365.com for over two years running. The program can be heard on iTunes, TIVO and the Windows Media Tuner and streams to 1.2 million piano music fans every month. Concerts are sponsored across the country that showcases the artists you hear on the broadcast.

Catherine Marie Charlton, based in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has performed in Europe, South America and throughout the United States.
An award-winning performer and recording artist, she has release four solo albums. Her albums The Undershore and River Dawn: Piano Meditations placed in the top of the worldwide instrumental music radio charts. In 2001 River Dawn debuted at #3 on the NAR charts and was re-released on The Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync line of music in 2006. Catherine Marie holds a degree in engineering from Cornell University.

Greg Maroney is a very gifted pianist. The original piano music found in his six CDs is beautifully written and flows as if it comes directly from nature. His songs have a warmth and naturalness that speak to the listener, bringing them closer to their own heart. His life and surroundings, along with his past and present, all add to the stories that are behind his wonderful music. He has studied classical and jazz piano since age five and currently performs in concert as a solo pianist, playing original compositions from his six highly acclaimed CDs. He is based in rural south central Pennsylvania.

Philip Wesley is a pianist and composer who now calls Nashville, TN home. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Wesley has released three solo piano CDs to date including Finding Solace, In a Lifetime, and Comfort & Joy resulting in both a substantial local following and international recognition. Radio, television, online and print media have all featured Wesley’s work (nominated as some of the best solo piano recordings by Solo Piano Publications and Wind & Wire Publications). His newest CD release in three years, Dark Night of the Soul, will be released on September 27th in conjunction with the concert. For additional information visit www.philipwesley.com

Dr. Joseph Akins is a pianist, composer and educator based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a pianist/composer, he has released two CDs of original music titled Keys to the Heart and Masterpeace, which receive continuous international airplay and favorable reviews. New Age Reporter stated, “Masterpeace is worthy of the comparisons to the greats of new age music”. In addition to being an active international performer and composer, he is an award-winning professor of recording industry at Middle Tennessee State University.