Born in the small town of Porterville in 1947.  Val was raised in the sawmill towns of California.  Influenced by the Country and Rock music of the 50's.  He joined his first band in 1962, in Placerville,California.  After discharge from Vietnam Val pursued a career in the Dance Halls and Honkytonks of Northern California.  These songs of life, love and loss reflect his personal experience through the last 45 years.  Hope you enjoy hearing them as much as he did writing them.