Valentine James with V Blackburn

VALENTINE JAMES BIO

Combine country storytelling with r&b grooves and pop melodies, and you have Valentine James.

James was born and raised in Nashville, and began her musical life as a classically trained vocalist and self pro-claimed "musical theater nerd.". She has performed in ensembles at Carnegie Hall, and has been a featured vocalist on international tours that have taken her from Canada to Uganda and beyond. In 2011, James re-located to Boston, MA where she lent her talents to contemporary music as a background vocalist for various artists and local ensembles. 

Now, back in Nashville for good, Valentine James is stepping into the spotlight on her own. With her smokey voice, and sultry, playful lyrics, Valentine James is making music you'll want to move to, and be moved by.  Stay tuned for her debut release, the Quick Goodbyes EP, coming early March 2017.

V BLACKBURN BIO

V Blackburn is a singer, songwriter, and performer from Miami, FL, and currently based in Nashville, TN. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and 90s pop, many genres have had a hand in shaping Blackburn’s blues-pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. 

Blackburn has opened for groups ranging from Portland sister-trio Joseph to the Nashville-based Waker. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages, as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. In September of 2015, Blackburn released her debut EP, 50 Shades of Crazywhich was recorded at the amazing Q Division studios in Somerville, MA, and Sunflower Studios in Boston, MA.  Stay tuned for a follow-up release planned for early 2017.