Val James, grew up in the mountains east of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
and has been playing guitar since she was 7 years old,
and singing and writing songs since she was 14.
Her father, Tony Brazis, was a successful musician from Ohio to New Mexico,
signed a deal with Decca records, and encouraged Val to explore
her talents of expression through music creation.
Her grandfather played trombone, and drums.
But it was her mother who taught her to play her first popular song,
"Knocking on Heaven's Door" The rest was history.
Val loves writing new songs and learning new
popular songs that her audience enjoys!
While she plays some covers, her original tunes are gritty, true, &
full of emotion, which you can feel in the lyrics,
Val’s tunes showcase different rhythms and styles, with blues, rock,
folk, and even Caribbean and Latin flavors. on her new album!
she believes that life experiences lead to the best songs, and Val
uses blues story telling style to paint a picture of of these
life lessons while turning them into beautiful songs.
She wrote an album, entitled
"Don't Worry, Baby,"
Find it on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify
Val believes that life is too short to NOT follow your passions.
Many people are surprised to know that she quit her day job in July 2017,
and is now recording, playing music, , and teaching music
full time to children!
Val James brings a new fresh sound to the old lovable blues with
solid rhythm guitar playing, and a rock/Indie/Blues.country feel,