Green Festival Speakers

Valerie Orth



Described as “soulful, genuine and edgy” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and an “indie folk powerhouse” by Bend’s Source Weekly, Valerie Orth is a fearless and genre-bending songwriter. Her distinctive hybrid of rock, groove, soul and folk reaches out and grabs your attention; her live performances captivate and charm at once.

Valerie understands song as revolution, whether personal or political, and as evolution, creating change within herself and the possibility for it within her listeners. Her calls to action, for compassion or to a distant lover in a faraway city are all voiced with equal clarity and conviction. Fueled by ambitions and beliefs from years of social and economic justice work, she has merely shifted mediums as an activist, now using song to unite, inspire and give voice to those often unheard. "Know who observes what you don’t see, who tells the long-forgotten story, who makes you feel, who makes you dance, who else feeds your movement.

CD - Faraway City available on CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/valerieorth

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*Photo Credit - Don Orth