Heart of a Brown Girl
Moving and positive are words often used to describe the music of Chicago singer/songwriter Valencia Bey. Her honest and thoughtful lyrics have touched many on her journey, and she's still growing and changing for the better. Her music is a mix of folk, rock and soul, but it just kinda happened that way, because she simply writes and sings what makes her happy. When it comes to singing and songwriting, Valencia likes to keep things simple, and that's working really well for her. She has received a number of songwriting awards, including the Academy of Gospel Music Association's Urban Gospel Song of the Year. She has also been recognized by VH1's Song of the Year. She has performed in numerous venues - churches, coffeehouses and pubs - in the Midwest and on the east coast. She's also founder of a singer/songwriter series in Chicago called Positively Acoustic! That features upbeat, inspirational music. Heart of a Brown Girl is her first CD.