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Natalie Carol

I'm the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Los Angeles-based, California soul/psychedelic country band, Valley Queen.

I'm the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of L.A. based California soul/psychedelic country band, Valley Queen. Here's a little about us:
Six years ago, Valley Queen’s front woman Natalie Carol drove to Los Angeles on a whim, looking to expand her musical horizons. After a lonely and frustrating year, she was on the verge of returning home when she happened upon an acoustic jam session where she met guitarist David Donaldson. Carol was immediately reminded of the comfort and friendliness of her Arkansas roots; the perfect environment for musical creation. She could hear traces of her hometown influences in his riffs: Zeppelin, Duane Allman, and Muddy Waters. The two began collaborating, exchanging ideas and drawing in other like-minded musicians. “It gave us all something to rest our heads upon, a musical family that became a home for us all,” says Carol. Today, Valley Queen is a hybrid of southern rock and Motown, with traces of 1970s canyon rock. Their debut 7” produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Nikki Lane, Fool’s Gold), embodies these influences as Carol sings about creating a supportive artistic community in Echo Park. Valley Queen's first full length album is due out at the end of 2015.

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