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Bobby Jo Valentine plays benefit concert 

Bobby Jo Valentine

Bobby Jo Valentine

Proceeds will benefit Sierra Service Project

–Bobby Jo Valentine will perform a special concert at Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real in Atascadero on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for Sierra Service Project teams, which are made up of middle school and senior high school students who spend a week during the summer doing service work. Tickets are a suggested donation of $25 per adult and children are free. Dessert and coffee will be served. Child care will be available for free. To reserve tickets, call (805) 466-2566 or email jeremy@atascaderoumc.org

The story of Valentine is about vulnerability and courage, raw talent and hard work. With transcendent lyrics and a voice that touches the soul, Valentine captures the heart of audiences across the country. His songs — all based on highly personal experiences — tap into the bones of who we are and what we believe, resonating and reaching to the listener, no matter their walk of life.

Valentine’s lyrical depth, authentic performances, charm and infectious vocal melodies have earned the praises of industry veterans such as Brian Lucey, mastering engineer for The Shins and The Black Keys.

“Bobby writes with a sweetness and honesty seldom heard in acoustic pop music,” Lucey said.

Just as importantly, those same attributes have earned Valentine an ever-expanding fan base and, most recently, the 2015 West Coast Songwriter Association’s Songwriter of the Year Award. His new album, “Fox Eyes, Whale Heart,” is full of poetry that asks why people believe what they believe, how to be hopeful when it feels like they’re at the bottom of everything, and where to go from there.

For more on Valentine, go to www.bobbyjovalentine.com. For more about Atascadero United Methodist Church, go to www.atascaderoumc.org.

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