Catchy songs with good tunes and intelligent, thoughtful lyrics in the tradition of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Bruce Hornsby.” - Stephen Schwartz, Creator of Godspell and Wicked

Award-winning, modern folk

Singer, Storyteller, Poet

Bobby Jo Valentine is an award-winning singer/songwriter from the windswept coastline of Northern California. He writes soulful, poetic, searching songs that connect deeply with people from all walks of life. His stories are sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always deeply resonant. He has performed festivals and conferences around the country - Wild Goose Festival, Tedx, and the Emerge Conference, and receives invitations for a diverse list of venues - faith communities, pride festivals, and house concerts. 

Bobby has won Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriter's Association, and his music has been featured in commercials, feature films, wedding ceremonies, and his greatest honor- Youtube videos with puppies. His songs have been sung by choruses around the country, including the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and the Turtle Creek Chorale. 

"Bobby Jo has both the spirit and songs to bring us back to believing. Whatever our faith, he has the humor, compassion, words, and music to help us believe again." - Dar Williams 

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