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Life Is An Artform by JD Valerio - May 7, 2018

Here is another track from the unreleased ablum, Life Is An Artform by JD Valerio. The track was recorded live and features JD Valerio on guitar and vocals and a guest performance by Brian Souders on Harmonica. 

This song is about living out your dreams and recognizing the art of life. 

Could Be - A track from an unreleased album by JD Valerio - May 7, 2018

Hi Friends, 

Thanks for stopping by I will be posting tracks from an untitled/unreleased album I did at SkyRecordings. Here is the track "Could Be". I hope you enjoy!

Marty Taters CD Release Party - February 13, 2018

Sacramento local, Marty Taters is a big supporter of local music. He is always putting on local shows and benefit concerts. He has invited JD Valerio and other Sacramento musicians to participate in his CD Release Party. It is going to be on March 24th at Old Ironsides. $10 in advance, $12 at door. BBQ dinner included. Doors open at 7pm and the event will go on into the night. It is going to be FUN!

Messing around - January 26, 2018  whipped this free flow out on my phone. What a fun toy. It's silly, and off the cuff. But I kinda like it???

Oak Park Farmers Market - Sacramento - June 12, 2017

Well, it is that time of the year again. The Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento! This is one of my favorite events to play at. There is a lot of stuff for kids to do (crafts, music, games). The vendors are mostly made up of local farmers and businesses. It is a great event for a date or to take the family.

I will be playing there on July 8th from 10am - 11:15am. Hope to see my Sacramento friends there!

Update for June 11 Performance - June 9, 2017

Happy Friday! Just thought I would pop in with an update on Sunday's performance. I'm doing three songs. So are 13 other Sacramento musicians! It goes 4-830pm. $10 is the cover and dinner is included! I will go on around 5:55pm they say, but if you want to hear me, I suggest coming at 5 or so. Or, better yet, stay for the whole event and enjoy hearing other locals play!   Ok...commercial over


JUNE 11TH JD VALERIO WILL BE PLAYING AT OLD IRONSIDES. The cost is $10 (dinner included). This is a songwriter showcase with 12 performers: The Cheap Bastards Club, The Marty Swingle Band, Mike James, Sal Valentino, George Jenkins, The Remainders, Les Haber, Ray Ray, Dan Gannon, Amber,Jake Wolf and JD Valerio!



Happy Mothers Day Mom - May 13, 2017

One of the coolest moments I ever had on tour was about 7 years ago in Las Vegas. My mom sang with me. Happy Mothers Day Mom!

Spring Has Come - by JD Valerio - April 22, 2017

Changes by Mr.and Mrs. Valerio - February 19, 2017

My wife and I wrote this song, CHANGES this weekend. She streamed the words in one take! We call that a "download". I only added six words to the end. I'm proud of Christa for coming up with these lyrics, they are heartfelt.

A song inspired on the day of the twenty one pilots concert in Sacramento last night - February 12, 2017

it was a wonderful day of songwriting. Followed by going to the Twenty One Pilots concert last night. What a great show! And I got to enjoye it with my wife and daughter :) anyway after I wrote the song I recorded it with an app on my phone and posted it to YouTube. So, live from Sacramento my new song. "MORE of a MAN" . .  .

Inside The Artist - March 23, 2016

this is a song I wrote in 2010 called "inside the artist".



My daughter Tatum singing the National Anthem with her Choir at the Kings Game Feb. 3. 2016 - February 4, 2016


So the time has come to play a 2 hour set. I am really looking forward to it. Here are the details:



826 Professor Ln #100, Sacramento, CA 95834




homemade singer songwriter video - July 17, 2015

A little homemade tour memory...

new version of "live your life" by jd valerio - May 1, 2015

TRACK 7 BREWING CO ON MAY 9TH - April 23, 2015

If you are into 2nd Saturday, come on down to Track 7 Brewing Co. on May 9th from 6-8pm. I will be doing two hours of acoustic music.

JD Valerio Music Update - April 15, 2015

Spring is in the air. I love it. Life seems to be lighter and brighter this time of the year.

I am also excited about the upcoming release of my new CD (but that is still a few months out). 

I have pulled back from doing a lot of shows, but will start to play more as we get into 2015. For now my next show is Sat June 13th. 11:30am-12:45pm at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. 

Here is a rough draft of one of the songs going on my new CD. My wife, Christa, helped me write this one.

Flyer For Songwriter Showcase Thursday April 9th - April 7, 2015



Hi Friends, 

Thanks for visiting the website. Spring is in the air. It is time to do a show. Here are the details. 

Thursday April 9th – Singer Songwriter Show Case


This is a free show.

8:30pm-9pm David Atencio

9:00pm – 9:30pm Juliet Gobert

9:30pm – 10pm Jackson Griffith

10:00pm – 10:30pm JD Valerio



1217 21st St.

Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 440-0401

October 9th Fundraiser for Joshua Jerue in Sacramento - October 1, 2014

Thursday October 9th. Please join us! Starlite Lounge at 7pm in Sacramento (1517 21st street)

We are putting together an evening of acoustical magic to benefit our friend Joshua Jerue! Joshua just recently underwent two surgeries to remove an orange sized tumor from his brain. The good news is he is recovering well and will likely be able to join us at this event and share his story and his music with all of us!

This is a fundraiser for Joshua! Give freely from your heart! ♥ Advanced tickets are on sale now for $20 which will include spaghetti dinner and a copy of Joshua's CD "Higher Ground".
Link to buy advance tickets:

For those who choose not to have dinner it will be a $10 "suggested donation"...which will also include a CD... BUT, we will not turn anyone away who cannot afford to donate. Everyone is welcome!
Love and Blessings BE ♥ ♥ ♥

Artists Performing:
Cindy Strange 7:00pm
JD Valerio Music 7:25pm
Jenn Rogar 7:50pm
LadyBird & The Unknown Universe 8:15pm
Brian Jennings 8:40pm
Joe Kye 9:05pm
Xochitl Hermosillo 9:30pm 
Dan Cioper 9:55pm
Mac Russ 10:20pm
Hans Eberbach 10:45pm
Todd Morgan 11:05pm
Alex Vincent 11:30pm

Joshua Jerue (Special guest performance)

Other artists:
There will be an open jam to close out the night!
Bring your instruments if you wish to perform a song or two or sit in with others! Let's jam and have some fun! :-)

JD Valerio Playing a 2 Hour Set in Elk Grove on Friday June 13th! - June 10, 2014

I am playing a show. Here are the details:
Songwriter Showcase at The Sporty (Elk Grove Sports Bar and Grill)!
This Friday! June 13th. Free Show. I will play a 2 hour set from 7pm-9pm. 
9661 Elk Grove Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624 (PH) is 916-685-6103

Another Singer Songwriter Farmers Market in Sacramento - May 30, 2014


This Saturday May 31st I will be playing an hour set, free to the public at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. Music will be happening all morning while folks shop for fresh yummy food. Come on down! I go on at 11:30am.
35th and 5th Ave. Sacramento,CA 95817

This Saturday May 31st I will be playing an hour set, free to the public at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. Music will be happening all morning while folks shop for fresh yummy food. Come on down! I go on at 11:30am.35th and 5th Ave. Sacramento,CA 95817


2 Hour Set in February! Singer - Songwriter Sacramento - January 31, 2014

Well.. . . I have been slaving away with Adrian at Sky Recordings on my new record. Should be done soon. This has been a long project and I haven't had many shows lately. I am supper stoked to be playing next month at the Pine Cove. I have some energy to let out!

Here are the details....

Sunday February 16th – 2 hour set!
9pm - 11pm
Pine Cove
502 29th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
No Cover, 21+

canceled in roseville -almond tree - December 3, 2013

There will be no shows at the Almond Tree in Roseville this month. Sorry for the last minute notice.

Eric and I were slated to play there again tonight, but they had to cancel last minute :(. 

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