Lisa Valentine EP Release Show

With BOGG feat. Aubrey Debauchery & Katrina Rodriquez

June 7, 8pm | 1078 Gallery

It is a great time to be a lover of live performance these days; our fair town of Chico is brimming with artistic talent. Music permeates the air yet again this upcoming Friday evening as local songstress Lisa Valentine and friends transform the 1078 Gallery into a jazz-filled cocktail lounge. The show is being held in support of the release of Valentine’s debut EP, “Secret Lover.” 

Notably, Ms. Valentine is the most recent winner of the annual “Celebration of the Song” contest sponsored by KZFR community radio and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and she was chosen for the critic’s choice CAMMIES award as this year’s Best Female Vocalist. The takeaway message is that this woman can sing! Her compositions about love, loss, heartache and redemption, combine elements of folk, blues, jazz and soul, but the primary driving force behind the songs is Valentine’s dexterous, emotive, and powerful voice.

“Secret Lover” is the result of a successful, community-driven crowd-sourcing campaign. The seven song collection was recorded at the Origami Lounge here in Chico, and mastered at Sage Audio in Nashville, Tennessee. Friday night is the opportunity for the artist, and the community, to come together and celebrate their collective achievement. For those who haven’t pre-purchased the album, $10 will get you a copy.

Joining Valentine to fill the evening with song are additional performers Katrina Rodriguez of the Rugs, and the jazz ensemble BOGG featuring Aubrey Debauchery. Together, Valentine, Debauchery, and Rodriguez make up the wondrous “Duffy’s Sirens.” This will prove to be a lot of vocal talent assembled for an evening of merriment and musical entertainment, all for less than the cost of a movie ticket!

Admission to the “Secret Lover” EP release party is $8. The show is all ages, but beer and wine will be available for guests 21 years of age and older.


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Bob Howard has been living, working, and writing in Northern Califonria since he moved to Chico in early 2000. In January 2011, he and his wife Trish relocated to Los Molinos, 30 minutes north of Chico, where they are the proud proprietors of the Double Happiness Farm. There they grow organic food, ornamental plants and trees, and generally work to enjoy the beauty of this great region.