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...dave kiss presents...

Valley Queen ~ Joelton Mayfield

Ages 21 and up
Friday, November 10
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

Valley Queen
Chord of Sympathy ,the sophomore album from Los Angeles band Valley Queen, is a dynamically layered sonic universe of intense range. Here, Carol’s inimitable vocals are as fearlessly fluid as ever—ethereal to thunderous in a note—and fully consuming. Whereas 2018’s Supergiant channeled pains of the past, Chord of Sympathy is borne of the endless present Carol experienced in her bedroom during lockdown, where time collapsed and the future needed to be created. The album marks a definitive transformation in Valley Queen’s approach to writing, arranging, and producing. Making art through a global pandemic, and in the wake of an original band member’s departure, the group rerouted their roles. Instead of sticking to their individual instruments, the trio of Carol, Mike Deluccia, and Neil Wogensen moved around, trying on different hats, sharing them, and reinvigorating the Valley Queen sound in a style newly and truly collaborative. Chord of Sympathy reveals itself with the layered allure of a Russian doll: the album as a whole is one love letter, but each song inside is its own note. It opens with “Falling,” a track that’s mystical glow sets a supernatural tone for the rest of the album. “Someone shared a quote from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with me soon after we recorded this one,” Carol shares. “It goes, ‘The bad news was, I was falling. The good news was, there was no ground.’ I think this song is about that. What you think is the ground is the trap door. It was the first song Mike, Neil and I arranged as a three-piece in the studio. It kicked off a whole new era of sound-making for us.” 

Born and raised in Marble Falls, TX and based in Nashville, TN since 2017, Joelton Mayfield writes honest, earnest songs about love, loss, vulnerability, and the confusion that comes with exploring a broad spectrum of emotions. Mayfield’s debut EP, I Hope You Make It, was released in 2019 and has garnered airplay on Nashville’s Lighting 100. Joelton has shared the stage with… Briston Maroney, Ezra Furman, The Heavy Heavy, David Ramirez, William Tyler, Caroline Kingsbury, Katy Kirby, Annie DiRusso and many more, logging nearly 100 shows in 2022 – a number he has surpassed already in 2023. 

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