We hope you will join us tonight for a very fun show featuring the music of singer/songwriters Val D’Alessio and Havilah Rand, from Austin.
16 year old singer/songwriter, Sophie Larsen, a power house of truth and talent and a former guitar student of Val’s, will open the show.
Val describes her music as “ Joy and Passion Powered Folk Pop on a Country Blues Back Road”.
Her playful, spiritually centered music celebrates the human spirit with songs of outrageous joy and longings of the soul.
Expressive vocals and captivating guitar form a perfect partnership to deliver her bluesy, folk-pop music, reminiscent of James Taylor, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt. She is often noted for her innovative, finger style guitar playing along with melody driven songwriting and clever, heart felt lyrics. www.valdalessio.com/
Havilah began her music career at the age of 6 when she began composing songs on an old piano given to her family by some friends. Heavily influenced early on by James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, The Police and a wide range of other styles, Havilah’s songs immediately took on an identity of their own. Havilah’s soulful and passionate vocal style would lead her to Interlochen Arts Academy and then on to Manhattan School of Music where she would train formally in both jazz and classical technique. Songwriting remained her true love and she soon left New York City for Seattle where she fronted pop-rock band Wish before picking up the guitar and moving on to a solo career of touring and recording. Havilah’s first three albums were recorded in the Pacific Northwest where she fell into a tight knit community of artists and musicians. After a years of touring regionally and nationally for over a decade, Havilah moved to Europe in 2006 where she was warmly welcomed in Ireland, the UK and Mediterranean. She departed Barcelona wistfully in 2007 to relocate to the Live Music Capital of the World Austin, TX where she now lives. She has earned herself a steady audience and a respected name in a town where the caliber of musicianship is nothing less than stellar. “A High Wave” is a compilation of original songs inspired by a life of walking the road less traveled and expressing the deepest of thought and emotion through music.