Val Levine’s entry into the world of music was anything but by the book. Growing up as a figure skater, music was for dancing, not playing.

 

Val started ice skating at age four, and by age seven, was turning heads as an upcoming athlete to watch. She competed throughout her youth, graduated college with a degree in dance, then spent years on the pro ice show circuit, including a season touring with 'Ice Capades'.

 

Val loved skating, but recalls joking once about wishing she was a country western singer. An absurd and random thought for a girl from Brooklyn who didn't even own a guitar. She had once performed a skating routine to an Emmy Lou Harris classic, but it wasn't until she learned that a friend's dad owned a guitar shop, that she finally went off to make a purchase. And so the story of this singer - songwriter begins there. 

 

Since then, Val has released a full length CD entitled "Paper Romance" and several subsequent single releases which can all be found on most mainstream music platforms. A few tracks taught some of the best players in Nashville, where she sometimes calls home.  

 

Levine's sound is all her own. "Nothing cookie cutter about this songwriter" one listener reports. "She sings what's in my head...." says another, "... a little hidden treasure. "