Romanian guitarist and songwriter Val Lupescu was 13 yars old when his family moved from Timisoara, Romania to Hollywood, FL. Val graduated from FIU in Miami with a BA in Jazz Performance. His musical background includes jazz fusion group the V-loop trio, Prog Rock artist and songwriter Dean Madonia as well as Country, CCM and Rock recording sessions in Nashville, TN. He is endorsed by Magneto Guitars, V-picks and PaulC audio.
In May 2014, Larissa‘s song “Livin’ In Today“, reached #1 on the ICM charts. The song was written by Larissa, Val and Alex Kline. Val also has a song on the new Scott MacIntyre CD “Lighthouse“, released Sep. 2014. “Sacred Space” was written by Scott, Val and Marcia Ramirez at a songwriter retreat in May 2013.
Val is available for guitar lessons and collaborating on recording and songwriting projects in town or via Skype. You can stay in touch with Val on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. He is currently playing with blues artist Cara Lippman in her band Cara Being Blue, jazz-fusion trio Little Allen Loop and instrumental quartet Romeo Hill.
If you’re in Nashville, come say hi to Val and the Cara Being Blue band at the weekly Tuesday Pro Blues Jam at “The Country”, from 8-11.
Originally from South Florida, Rick Filer studied guitar at Miami Dade Community College and with legendary guitar teacher Vincent Bredice. He is a songwriter, producer, and professional guitarist. He has toured with Warner Bros. recording artist Jason Jones and NBC “the Voice” contestant and Flying Island recording artist Gwen Sebastian. Rick also plays on the worship team at Community Bible Church in Brentwood, TN.