Jim & Valerie Gabehart released the single "I Was Raised In A Railroad Town", the title cut from their latest project. Released to reporting radio stations, the single features Lead vocal and Guitar-Valerie Gabehart; Harmony vocal and Banjo-Jim Gabehart; Mandolin-Brandon Shuping; Harmony vocal and Bass-John "Buckwheat" Green; and Fiddle-Steve Thomas. Stations can also acquire the single from AirPlay Direct.
Jim & Valerie Gabehart have been husband and wife, and musical partners, for 29 years. After staying close to home in the hills of West Virginia while raising their family, their children have grown and gone and Jim & Valerie last CD was titled "It's My Turn".
Jim, a 5-time West Virginia State Champion banjo player, is a part-time attorney and full-time musician. Valerie is a pioneer female vocalist in bluegrass who Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine described in 1985 as a "gutty, dynamic" singer with "major league talent". They have distributed their new CD to radio stations across the world and look forward to traveling for performances across the country.
After finding the right combination of musicians, working on new material, updating promotional materials, recording, and entry into the wonderful world of the internet with this website, Jim & Valerie are ready to hit the stage with enthusiasm and excitement! While firmly rooted in traditional bluegrass music, Jim & Valerie have composed original songs and arrangements and are not just a "cover" band. They have played hundreds of every imaginable type of venue and event and offer not only great music, but also experience and professionalism. Whether you’re looking for a group for an upcoming event or you’re a bluegrass music fan, listen to the music samples, explore this website and check back often for news, photos, and schedule updates.