Valerie Orth is a fearless and genre-bending songwriter whose distinctive hybrid of rock, groove, soul, and folk reaches out and commands your attention. 'Soulful, genuine, and edgy' - San Francisco Bay Guardian 'An indie folk powerhouse' - Source Weekly 'Multi-octave range and nimble... But that's nothing compared to the call-and-response breakdown on 'Waterfall.'' - East Bay Express ' . . . unpredictable and highly original. Just when you think she's going to settle into a familiar groove, off she flies into the stratosphere with phrasings you never saw coming.' - Jefferson Agrarian Valerie's most ambitious album yet, 'Faraway City' features Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter) on drums, Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls) on piano and organ, and Jon Evans (Tori Amos) on bass and electric guitar. Produced by Evans, it amply displays Valerie's range as composer, lyricist, and singer.