credit: Nick Flessa
Nearly a decade ago, Natalie Carol left her home in Little Rock, Arkansas and headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. With a voice reminiscent of a southern-born Patti Smith or Stevie Nicks, Carol has the sound and the looks that would have fit in perfectly with the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 60s and 70s. Her band, Valley Queen, with Neil Wogensen (bass/vocals), Shawn Morones (guitar), and Mikey DeLuccia (drums) carries the rock spirit of the past in to the present, earning a spot on NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series and praise for their sound. 2017 marked the debut of Valley Queen's debut EP, Destroyer. They’ve been featured in the lineups at Lightning in a Bottle, River Roots Live, NPR's Tiny Desk Contest Tour, and Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion, and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Reggie Watts, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, LP, Laura Marling, Springtime Carnivore, and The Wild Reeds, as well as headlining the Echo Park Rising Festival, Pappy & Harriet's, and The Echoplex.