Valley Queen

The Burl presents

Valley Queen

Wed · May 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 18 and over

Valley Queen
Valley Queen
Americana Indie Rock – Valley Queen has blended their bluesy southern rock influences into creating an Americana Indie rock phenomenon that is lighting up stages all across the country. There is nothing more California centric than this band. Valley Queen front woman Natalie Carol leads a band reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and My Morning Jacket with lead vocals evocative of Florence Welch. Their sound brings to mind the soul and power of southern rock combined with inspired and personal lyrics. Over the past year, Valley Queen has been recording tracks for their debut, full-length LP and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Lucero, LP, Laura Marling and The Wild Reeds, as well as headlining Pappy and Harriet’s in Joshua Tree, the Echo Park Rising Festival and Broke LA Festival in Los Angeles. Within the past year, they have also played a triumphant string of shows at the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC and SXSW in Austin. They’ve most recently played at Make Music Pasadena, Lightning in a Bottle in California and a Tiny Desk concert at the NPR offices in DC. Valley Queen headlined their first residency series at The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles throughtout July to raucous crowds for three consecutive weeks. In August of 2016, the band released the singles “In My Place” and “High Expectations” on Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records to wide acclaim.

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“As she sings for a life raft (“lyrics”), the band parades forward with clean guitar and impassioned performance, subtle country licks hiding in the background. If you haven’t listened to Valley Queen come the end of the year, well, you messed up.” - Consequence of Sound 2016 - Top 10 songs Songs of the Week
“Driven by the impassioned vocals of Natalie Carol – tones that shiver in all the perfect places- “My Man” is a song that smacks of rolling hills and freeform dancing, a kind of pop imbued with Laurel Canyons vapors and alt country angles and a top down free spiritedness.” – NOISEY Music By Vice 2016
"Meadors’ sweet yet compelling vocals weave in and out of spaghetti Western guitar riffs while the percussion gallops in the verses and the chorus soars and swoops back down just before another rip-roaring build-up.” http://buzzbands.la/2014/06/10/ears-wide-open-valley-queen/
“Valley Queen’s sound is influenced by artists such as Duane Allman and Joni Mitchell, and it will undoubtedly inspire you to dust off your record collection and revisit old favorites. They’re the type of band that will restore appreciation for classic roots rock, while reassuring listeners that plenty of contemporary bands are still reinventing the genre. The way songs such as “Carnival” crescendo from Carol’s timid, controlled vocals into instrumentally charged, belting melodies gives the Americana-driven music a rock-fueled modern edge.”- http://lamusicblog.com/2015/10/interview/featured-artist-valley-queen/
Venue Information:
The Burl
375 Thompson Rd
Lexington, KY, 40508