Valerie Carter, the late Laurel Canyon vocalist, shines a bright light with the newly released album, The Lost Tapes Volume 2, on Cowboy Angel Records. Following up on the 2018 first issue of unreleased material, Volume 2 uncovers more musical gems and original material. Once again, Val’s sister Jan and close friend Kathy Kurasch have rediscovered hidden tracks and reengineered a collection of sonic beauties.
Valerie was a mainstay in the Southern California music scene, best known for her long-time touring with James Taylor, and collaborations with Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt. Whereas Volume 1 presented more of Val’s pop and rock sides, the music in Volume 2 takes the listener on a journey rooted in Americana and sweet soul influences. Imagine being transported on a musical magic carpet ride from Laurel Canyon to Austin to Philly. // Continue to the full article