Val Halla is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan who was born and raised in the heartland of the Canadian prairies to a Hot Air Balloon pilot, fiddle playing father, and a motorcycle riding, visual artist mother. She toured all across the United States and Canada for the last two years straight, opening for such legends as Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, and Burton Cummings, as well as headlining her own shows throughout both countries.
Her sound has been described by one fan as "Courtney Love meets the Allman Brothers", and by a friend as a cross between the Grunge and Country genres, namely "Gruntry".
After seven years of hard work in Vancouver, including three years working and apprenticing at Greenhouse Studios doing Recording Engineering, she decided to leave Vancouver to see what inspiration she might find in Nashville, TN. She spent her time going back and forth between Nashville and Saskatchewan, spending hours on end writing, performing, and recording. After two years of this diligent work which Val has referred to as a "self-imposed musical boot camp", she released the album "No Place" in March of 2010.
Now only 27 years old, Val Halla is preparing to release a follow up album to 2010's ‘No Place' that promises to be equally as much, if not more of a stand out record.
"Things really kicked into high gear only a week after 'No Place' came out. I wasn't even prepared for all the opportunities that sprung up just from people hearing the record and digging it. A lot of the opportunities didn't come in the traditional way either, which tells me that there is a great need and acknowledgement among people in the industry today for something different. And I'm sure that need is coming from the demands of the fans. I can't say I've ever fit in… I don't fit the typical Nashville country way, and I didn't fit in the typical Vancouver rock way either. I feel that has been my greatest blessing. I'm lucky to be different, and grateful to be an outsider coming in with fresh eyes & ears. Not every artist has to change the world, but I think a few of them definitely should be doing more than making club hits. There's enough of those artists already."
Website: http://valhalla.bandcamp.com and http://valhallaonline.com