Photo courtesy of the artist via Facebook.

Derek Walton is proving to be a rising star in the Philadelphia R&B scene, his vocals boasting the soul and crafted lyrics of an artist much older than eighteen. All the same, Walton, a recent grad of CAPA, has stretched himself across projects including the All-City Choir as well as various school choirs and productions while in the process of making his own full-length debut, White Light Portrayal . Derek will be performing at the Franklin Institute tomorrow at 12:30PM. Go here to the Make Music Philly site for more information. Below, sample songs from his album.