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Val Starr & The Blues Rocket is a premier, all original Blues band located in the Sacramento area.  Val Starr's explosive stage presence and powerful vocals are backed by the areas top blues musicians!  Playing the best in California blues, the band keeps the audience up on it's feet and dancing to their blues beat!

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket in Memphis! 

Hello Fans & Friends! We are proud to announce that Val Starr & the Blues Rocket from Sacramento, CA will be in two special showcase performances during IBC week in Memphis. The first show will be Thursday, January 18 at the National Women In Blues showcase at Alfreds on Beale, which starts at 11:30 AM, Val will be on at 3PM; the second performance will be opening at Noon at the Blind Raccoon/Nola Blue artist showcase on Friday, January 19, at the PurpleHaze nightclub! If you are coming to Memphis, we hope to see you there, please come up and say hello!

Benefit for NoCal Fire Victims 

Hello Friends! This Saturday night, December 2, at 7:30 PM, Val Starr will be performing her new album "I Always Turn The Blues On" at a benefit for the NoCal fire victims.  The location is Louie's in Rancho Cordova, and the donation amount is $10 at the door.  Val will be joining several other bands that start around noon, and then Val Starr will be on from 7:30 to 8:30.  So don't miss it, come out when you can, and come up and say hi to Val, buy someone a copy of the CD for a Christmas present, and we'll donate half of the  proceeds on the CD's to the benefit.  Thanks for your holiday spirit, see you on Saturday night!

"I Always Turn The Blues On" 

Val Starr's new CD "I Always Turn The Blues On" will be on sale right here on Tuesday August 1, 2017.  You'll be able to order the actual Jewel Box copy for $10.oo plus $2.75 shipping and handling, and while you wait, we're going to set you up to download the songs so you don't have to wait for the car copy!  You can have it on your computer right now!  Thank you all for your support, Val has taken on some new territory with these songs and we are very proud of this new CD. Hope you enjoy "I Always Turn The Blues On" as much as we do!

CD Release Party at Powerhouse Pub Sun July 23 for "I ALWAYS TURN THE BLUES ON" 

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket will be at the world famous Powerhouse Pub in Folsom, CA Sunday July 23, performing their new CD live, along with your favorite Blues Rocket songs! Joining the stage with the Blues Rocket is the exciting special guest Daniel Castro on guitar!! and maybe a secret special guest at the last moment??????? 
"I Always Turn the Blues On" is the band's most diverse, explosive and creative blues CD yet. With guest blues musicians, Todd Morgan on keys, Steve Wall and Daniel Castro on guitar and Tim Barron on Harmonica, these local blues pros lend their magic to Val's tunes. From sultry slow blues to sizzling shuffles and the awesome musical talent of The Blues Rocket, this CD has something for everyone, and will delight blues fans across the spectrum. 

This event is always fabulously fun and memorable because of YOU!! $15.00 admission price includes a free CD! Doors open at 2PM, and the music starts at 3PM. So come celebrate the blues and party with Val Starr & the Blues Rocket at the Powerhouse Pub! Don’t forget those Dancing Shoes! 

Val Starr at Roseville Downtown Tuesday Night Street Fair 

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket will be sharing their California Blues next week at the Roseville Downtown Plaza on Tuesday, June 27 at 5 PM. This is an open event at the Vernon St. Town Square across from the Post Office on Vernon St. and S. Grant, and is part of the street fair that happens every Tuesday night. Family friendly and free, Vernon St. transforms into a community fair with over 100 vendors, delicious food, wine and beer, a kids zone with family entertainment, arts and crafts, car show and something for everyone! Come out and share some fresh air with Val Starr, bring your dancing shoes, and let’s party in the plaza! Be sure to come up and say hi to Val Starr & the Blues Rocket, pick up a CD and have her sign it for you, and join our  email list.

FATHER'S DAY IN VOLCANO @ the St. GEORGE HOTEL! Molten Lava Hot! 

On Sunday June 18, find us at the Fathers Day Blues Festival at the St. George Hotel in Volcano, CA with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, and the Marc Chauvette Band. Outdoor bar, and great food from the BBQ! Low lawn chairs OK, no outside food or drink – and Under 12 FREE! It starts at 11 AM. $15 at the door, $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com so get yours early! 16104 Main St, Volcano, CA Hot, Hot, Hot….. 

Thanks! See you there!

Val Starr at McConnell Winery Blues Fest 

RKM Live Production Presents Mini Blues Festival @ McConnell Estates Winery Summer Concert Series. 10686 West Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 
People this is going to be the Best of the Best in Blues in Sacramento....; 6:30 PM, Tim Noxon's Rock'n Blues Band; 7:30 PM, Val Starr & The Blues Rocket and 8:30 PM, Roharpo the Bluesman Band. 
This is an all day event.... Doors open at 5:30pm 
Wine tasting from 5:30-6:30 (wine available to purchase , NO ALCOHOL BROUGHT INTO THIS EVENT) 
MUSIC STARTS @ 6:30 
TICKET PRICES: Wine Club Member $15 , Pre-Sale $18 , AT DOOR $20. 
TICKETS:https://www.mcconnellestates.com/product/Mini-Blues-Festival 
If you have not been to one of the Summer Concerts, it’s a Park Picnic setting, so Bring Your Picnic Baskets, There WILL ALSO BE A FOOD TRUCK TO PURCHASE FOOD.

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket coming to Shingle Springs! 

Join Val Starr at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 S. Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs this coming Saturday, May 13!  Charly Price will open the show at 7 PM, and Val goes on at 8 until 10 PM.  $10 at the door, and you can bring your own wine, beer, booze and food.  Plenty of free parking, and a great atmosphere to spend with friends.  Come on out to the foothills and bring those dancing shoes!

Mother Earth Day at the Torch Club 

Plant a tree or a bush, water your plants, mow your lawn and then come and join us at the world famous Torch Club in downtown Sacramento on Saturday afternoon, April 22 for International Mother Earth Day!  Put on your tie-dye if you like and let's dance to some rockin' blues from Val Starr & the Blues Rocket.  It's also JohnE's birthday celebration, he's 64 and we still need him and feed him! And if it's your birthday, bring your friends down and celebrate with us!  Put on some comfortable shoes and we'll see you at the Torch Club, Sat April 22 at 4-7PM

Daniel Hernandez's Celebration of Life Blues Concert 

Join us on Saturday February 18th at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom for a Celebration of Life for our dear blues brother, Daniel Hernandez.  The show opens with Val Starr & The Blues Rocket at 12:00 noon and features 4 more fabulous bands, Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood, The Gary Mendoza Band, Daniel Castro Band and the Tim Noxon band.  6 hours of non-stop blues. 

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Mar16

Val Starr at Club at WestPark

Club at Westpark, 3240 Kennerleigh Pkwy, Roseville, CA

Apr7

Private Party

Rocklin

May6

Val Starr & The Blues Rocket at Powerhouse Pub

Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St, Folsom, CA

Val Starr's birthday celebration!Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Jun8

Blues & Bones

Angels Camp

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket are headlining the Friday night kickoff of the 2018 Blues & Bones in Angels Camp!

Jun9

McConnell Estates Winery Blues Fest

McConnell Estates Winery, 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA

I Always Turn The Blues On

Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

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I Always Turn The Blues On is the band's most versatile and creative blues album yet. From traditional blues shuffles, to bold blues ballads, the songs on this CD tell stories of love and loss, ending bad relationships and enjoying the good ones. Whether Blues is a blues cry for people to get along and What Happens After Midnight? (Nothin Good!) says it all! If you enjoy the blues, great lead guitar work and rockin' female vocals, this CD is a must have!

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  1. 1 High Time To Go 04:29
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  2. 2 I Always Turn The Blues On 04:26
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  3. 3 What Happens After Midnight (Nothin' Good) 05:32
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  4. 4 Whether Blues 05:16
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  5. 5 You Better Stop 04:14
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  6. 6 Please Don't Go Away Mad 06:28
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  7. 7 Bad Luck & The Blues 05:32
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  8. 8 Out With The Old 03:00
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  9. 9 The Baby Mama Song 03:48
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  10. 10 Blind Eye 03:37
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  11. 11 Bye Bye 06:03
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  12. 12 It's Always Somethin' 04:27
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