Hey, I’m Valerie! Thanks for checking out my page!
So, I grew up in a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts and have been playing music all my life. I grew up singing, performing, and playing guitar from a young age. However, singing is my true passion. I was in bands/chorus’ in high school and in college I majored in Classical Vocal Performance. Yes, that means opera. (That surprises a lot of people. Ha!)
I enjoy all genres of music and believe that live music is one of the truer forms of therapy. However, being a writer and storyteller at heart, I knew my niche was country music. I love the raw, gritty, storyteller style and I found that I always try to bring that same style into my writing and in turn, my original music. Some of my big inspirations are Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, EmmyLou Harris, and Taylor Swift. I am currently in the process of producing my debut original album titled "Hurt & Healing" set to drop early September 2022!
One of my favorite music moments was getting the opportunity to sing the American and Canadian National Anthems at Gillette Stadium for the Revolution game in front of 30,000 people! (#BucketList) When I’m not performing, I work for an amazing local non-profit called The Spire Center for Performing Arts as their Director of Partnership. I love working in the arts and always promote #supportlocal! Check them out at spirecenter.org!
Outside of the music world, I enjoy traveling, bike rides, horseback riding, boxing/mma, summertime, cool hats (clearly lol), being with friends, and a good dirty martini! I also believe life is too short not to laugh, be weird, and have fun!
With that said, I will be booking more and more shows as time goes on so make sure to keep an eye out. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with gigs and to get announcements about my upcoming album!