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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!

We're Not Getting Older, We're Getting Better Party! 

Val Starr is celebrating a milestone birthday on Sunday May 6 at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom, CA from 3 to 6 PM.  Along with her band, the Blues Rocket, all of our May and Taurus friends will be there to celebrate with us!  This is one of our favorite places to play, and you know the house is going to be rockin' all afternoon long!  Val's original California blues will be on full display, and she will be debuting her new song "We're Not Getting Older, We're Getting Better!" Her new rendition of "Big Boss Man, #MeToo" will be rolled out for everybody to sing along with, and of course, all of your favorites will be performed as well throughout the afternoon.  Bring those dancing shoes, bring your friends, and meet up with us at the Powerhouse Pub on Sunday May 6 for a great afternoon of blues!

April Fools Day Release of Big Boss Man #MeToo 

April Fools Day 2018…..Val Starr releases her new single, “Big Boss Man (#MeToo)” to  blues radio.  The song is available for purchase exclusively on her website, valstarr.com.  This classic blues song was originally recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1960 and was written by Al Smith and Luther Dixon. 

“The blues were born out of stories or hardships during the times, primarily of African Americans. I chose Big Boss Man, because I wanted to take a traditional blues song that depicted the racial inequality they faced, and wrote new lyrics to make it relative to the gender inequality and sexual harassment that women are still facing today. I believe that approaching topics such as sexual harassment with a little grace and humor is a good way to diffuse tension and hopefully get the message across.” - Val Starr 

We’re proud to be part of this movement for women’s equality and hope that you join us by supporting Val’s cleverly penned version of this classic blues song.

 

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!

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Previous events

Private Halloween Party

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Gonna have a spooky good time with the Blues in the backyard of a good friend! Invitees only...hurry and contact us so you're not left out.....boo hoo hoo!!!

Oct14

USS Potomac

USS Potomac, 540 Water St, Oakland, CA

IBC Competition w/Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

Smokin' Pig BBQ, 3340 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA

Val Starr & The Blues Rocket have worked hard to perfect their songs and performance over the past 7 years. With 4 all original CD's under their belt, and strong National and international airplay support on their latest CD, I Always Turn The Blues On", the band would LOVE to bring their blend of blues to compete in the 2019 International Blues Competition in Memphis. The band will be competing for the Golden Gate Blues Society for this once in a lifetime chance. We sure would love to have some of our friends and fans there to cheer us along and vote for us in the competition. We know it's a bit of a drive, but if you can swing it, we sure would appreciate seeing you there!! Your Vote Matters!!

Thanks and much love! SUNDAY, OCT 7 -- STARTS AT 1 PM...

Smokin' Pig BBQ

3340 Mowry Ave

Fremont, CA

WWW.VALSTARR.COM

Sep23

Powerhouse Pub

Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St, Folsom, CA

Woodland Heritage Plaza Concert Series

Woodland Heritage Plaza, 701 Main St, Woodland, CA

Val Starr is bringing her California Blues to the outside plaza in Downtown Woodland for a beautiful evening and gathering of friends and fans. Free, lots of parking, family friendly, food, arts and lots of beer and wine! For more on the band, visit www.valstarr.com and put her shows on your calendar!

Jun9

McConnell Estates Winery Blues Fest

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

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!

Apr7

Private Party

Rocklin

Mar16

Val Starr at Club at WestPark

Club at Westpark, 3240 Kennerleigh Pkwy, Roseville, CA

Jan19

Blind Raccoon/Nola Blue Artist Showcase

Purple Haze Nightclub, 2nd St, Memphis, TN

Jan18

Women In Blues Showcase

Alfreds On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN

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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  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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