Upcoming Shows

Sun 3/17

Val James Trio @ The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Festival with Abel Zapien and Wendy Beach  3-5 pm!


Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest | The largest chocolate and ...


Sat 3/23

Val James Band LIVE in support of Duke City Creative @ German American Club! 4821 Menaul Blvd NE 87110

8:30pm- 12:30am

With Abel Zapien, Douglas Cardwell, and Wendy Beach

Sat 3/30

Marble Heights Taproom Val James Trio with Arnaldo Acosta on drums.

7-10 pm

Thur 4/11

Val James Trio @ 

Mariposa in Santa Fe 

6-8 pm with Abel and Wendy

Fri 4/26

Rio Bravo Brewing Co.

7-10 pm

Thur 5/24

Monte Vista Fire Station

Val James BAND


Fri 6/14

Monte Vista Fire Station

Val James BAND


Check out Val's Debut Album!

She's on a journey...

"We crafted this album..."

After Val wrote her songs for this album, she laid the "scratch tracks" down, which are the framework for the next instrument to be recorded, one at a time. Val truly crafted an album from her ideas.  We spent over 7 months on capturing the best audio, listening and listening over again (post-production), and completed mixing and mastering to be of the best quality, and your ears will LOVE it!  Other musicians on the album include Russ Turek on lead guitar, Nick Baker on steel drum, Arnaldo Acosta on percussion, Daniel Ward on lead guiar, Jon Bartlet on organ, and John McMillan on upright bass. 

 Get the album HERE!

Val's new album---Don't Worry, Baby

This album was written and produced by Val, herself. She enlisted the ears and talent of David McRae to record her tracks at Third Eye Studio in Tijeras, New Mexico. Dave also co-produced and mixed the album. It's full of true stories that happened to Val or her friends, and she sings them with passion and the support of a kicking bass line by Kody Audette, and fat drum tracks by Douglas Cardwell. She takes us there with musical styles like blues and rock, Latin and Caribbean flavors. 

She's got something for everyone on this LP. Get it HERE! 

Order YOUR copy of Val's Album on Purple Vinyl​


Order Here!

Book VAL for your Bar, Party, or Festival!

  • Val James sings with passion, plays a mean rhythm guitar. 
  • Recently released her self-written and produced debut indie blues/rock album, "Don't Worry, Baby", out now!

This album was nominated for 


2018 Mexico Music Awards Association!

Find it on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify! 

She's been featured on Internet Radio Indie Freeform, and performed live on KUNM Women in the Blues Showcase on 89.9 FM.  


  • Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Festival 
  • Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 
  • Ritz Carlton in Phoenix  
  • Four Seasons in Santa Fe 
  • Nob Hill Bar and Grill
  • Rio Bravo Brewing Co. 
  • The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall 

She even directed the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition for 10 years!

LIVE VIDEOS-Val James Band

Monroe Street Blues

Val James Band playing a song Val wrote over 10 years ago!

You Think

Val James Band playing her original song about online dating, at The Dirty Bourbon in Albuquerque!

Don't Worry, Baby

Val James Band performing 

one of Val's tunes about relationships.


Val James Band jammin' Valerie



Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Hotel

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Nob Hill Bar and Grill

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Ribs BBQ

Cedar Crest, New Mexico


Southwest Chocolate 

and Coffee Festival

Albuquerque, New Mexico


New Mexico State Fair, Main Stage

Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Val has a strong and vibrant voice, yet soft in a sense, with spot on guitar work that leaves you wanting more."

J. C.

Septicemia Records

"Val's band is amazing and they played so tight together! They stole the show"


Fan at a show

"A pleasant live performance that is hardly forgotten and worth watching and listening to. Great music by a great person."

Gorgia N.

Independent Music