Upcoming Shows

Sat 1/5

Rio Bravo Brewing Company- Duet with Duane Davenport

7-10 pm

Sun 3/17/19

Val James Trio @ The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Festival  3-5 pm

TBA

Check back for more dates in 2019!


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​

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 

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR by the 

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.  


PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

  • 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.

Valerie​

Val James Band jammin' Valerie

PAST SHOWS

9/8/17

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Hotel

Santa Fe, New Mexico

9/28/17

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

Albuquerque, New Mexico

10/12/17

Ribs BBQ

Cedar Crest, New Mexico

3/17/18

Southwest Chocolate 

and Coffee Festival

Albuquerque, New Mexico

9/06/18

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"

Don

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