Comic. Acoustic and
Eclectic Performer. Irreverent but relevant. Well grounded but high strung.
An earthy alto. The original “Miami Mother Folker.”
Singer/songwriter and guitar/banjo slinger.
2-Time Florida Old Time State Singing Champion. Founding member of Miami's
longest running Public Radio comedy show, PANDEMONIUM. Somewhere in between
Annie Oakley and Ethel Merman.
A regular at Florida Folk festivals, concert clubs and the occasional funky
watering hole, Val brings a rich background of professional experience to
her music and messages.
She has shared the stage with JOHN HARTFORD, JOHN McCUTCHEON, CHRISTINE
LAVIN, MICHAEL JOHNSON, ERIC ANDERSON, MICHAEL SMITH, STILL ON THE HILL and
Valerie fronted Miami's original folk spoof band Jabberwocky for over 20
years. She has recorded her song “Rusty Banjo” with legendary fiddler VASSAR
CLEMENTS. Her radio, TV and stage credits include musical performances with
Pulitzer prize winner Dave Barry as well as solo banjo on one of PBS's
highest-ever rated shows with Dick Clark.
A South Florida fixture and long time Keys resident, Val offers a humorous
perspective on life in the Sunshine state -- songs about its government,
guests and environment. Ditties like “The Dirty Little Rat That Ate
Orlando.” Tunes that come from her own unique perspective.
WHAT A HOOT!
For booking information, e-mail Valerie C.