Welcome to the Home of Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

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!

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. 


Val Starr & the Blues Rocket will be taking the stage and invite you to join us to dance off all that Thanksgiving turkey on Sunday, Nov 27 at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom.  Festivities start at 3 PM for Sunday afternoon blues, and roll out till 6 PM. Admission is $10 with a $3 discount for card holders (SBS, Meetup).  In remembrance of two of our blues community family members, Vinny Bennett and Devin Holdener, Val Starr is partnering with the Powerhouse Pub and donating their proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  In the spirit of the season, join us on Sunday, November 27 in this important cause, put on those dancing shoes, bring your best turkey dance, and we’ll see you there!


It's Spooky time at the Powerhouse Pub with the Daniel Castro Band and Val Starr & the Blues Rocket. Costume prizes for best male and for best female-$100 each prize! Dancing, drinking, and the best Halloween party on Saturday night, October 29 from 5 PM to 9 PM, $15 with in and out privileges. So dress it up, dress it down, don't forget those dancing shoes-and we'll see you at the Powerhouse Pub!

Worldwide Release of the new Bad Shoes Blues music video! 

"We had an absolute blast shooting this video," states the band's vocalist, Val Starr. "We were laughing the entire time.  It was also great to feature some of my girlfriends in Sacramento sporting their own bad shoes!  We haven't seen too many original new blues videos, so we hope we start a new trend.  And I have to say, after shooting the entire video in 6 inch platforms, I truly can say that I experienced, the Bad Shoes Blues!"


BREAKING NEWS: TODD MORGAN will be joining Val Starr & the Blues Rocket for the last show of Val Starr's Blues On The Patio 2016 featuring the Delta Wires!  TODD MORGAN played the keys on several of Val's songs on her new CD "Woman On A Mission" and we can't wait to perform these songs live for you.  Sat Oct 8, gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6, Lions Gate Hotel, Sac.  http://www.bluesonthepatio.com for more info. Don't forget those dancing shoes!!

Val Starr's Blues On The Patio 

Fall weather, and temperatures that don't give us the blues! Saturday, September 3, Val Starr's Blues On The Patio picks up after a couple of hot, hot months! Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs will be opening for Val Starr & the Blues Rocket at the beautiful Lions Gate Hotel in Sacramento.  Two Tone Steiny does a bang-up job of presenting the West Coast Blues in a colorful and stylish fashion, whilst blowing on that little Mississippi sax, otherwise known as the Blues Harp.  Val Starr & the Blues Rocket will be headlining the show for the first time, she has so very graciously opened in past shows for a varied and sundry group of headliners from Daniel Castro, Chris Cain, Rick Estrin, Coco Montoya, and many, many more over the last three years. But tonight is Val's turn.  She'll be taking you on a musical journey of her three CD's- Cool Ride, Blues Away, and the newest, Woman On A Mission.  A show not to be missed, the weather will be great, the price is cheap-oh yeah!-Ladies Night-our female friends and fans get in for a discount! Every seat is a great seat, a no-host bar outside and inside, food, free parking, in and out privileges, and rooms if you want to party all night long!  Might be a birthday or five in the house......  See you on the patio, and don't forget those dancing shoes!


Angels Camp will once again be the setting for the California version of the 6th Annual Blues and Bones Festival on Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30th.  Located in the Calaveras Country Fair Grounds, you can get your  food cooked Slow and Low while tickling your eardrums with the hottest Blues Bands around.  Friday night offers the Ben Rice trio down from Oregon, followed by Mike Hammar and the Nails.  Saturday kicks off with us, VAL STARR & THE BLUES ROCKET, getting things going with her California Blues, followed by John Clifton, Jeramy Norris, Chris Cain and headliner Dennis Jones!  That's a day of the Blues!  The VIP after party will feature an All Starr jam with the days performers mixing it up, tearing it up, and bringing down the night!  Don't miss this! Bring your chairs and blankets, good attitudes, dancing shoes, sun screen, hats and ID.  More info at www.bluesandbones.com 

Vacaville Blues Festival  

Vacaville Blues fans were showing the blues love and came out in full force on Sunday, for an incredible day of the blues.  The lineup was amazing with Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, Eddie Neon Band, Val Starr & The Blues Rocket and then the always fabulous Tommy Castro.  Thank you so much Vacaville for coming out and supporting the blues.

Woman On A Mission has arrived! 

Sacramento came out in full force to support the release of our new CD, "Woman on A Mission".  Thank you Sacramento!!  We are feelin' the blues love.
Woman On a Mission is being released to international radio today via airplay direct!  In a few hours, the CD was already charted at #35 and moving up!  Thank you to blues radio for your continued support!

Join Our Email List

Get a friendly email from the band alerting you of our next exciting show!

Previous events

Private Halloween Party

 —  —

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!!!


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



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!


McConnell Estates Winery Blues Fest

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


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!


Private Party



Val Starr at Club at WestPark

Club at Westpark, 3240 Kennerleigh Pkwy, Roseville, CA


Blind Raccoon/Nola Blue Artist Showcase

Purple Haze Nightclub, 2nd St, Memphis, TN


Women In Blues Showcase

Alfreds On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN

I Always Turn The Blues On

Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

In cart Not available Out of stock

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!

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