Get to know Val!
Nominated Best of The Beat Awards 2016
Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018
Featured Performer at French Quarter Festival in 2017/18/19
Featured on MTV's Ridiculousness Show August 26, 2018
Featured Performer on America's Got Talent July 23, 2019
New Orleans Film Festival Cinematography Winner, Nobody May Come, November 14, 2020
Opening for Marc Rebillet at Orpheum Theater Oct 5, 2021
Valerie Sassyfras is a one of a kind entertainer! She plays keyboard, accordion, mandolin and loves to make audiences go wild with her "wicked" choreography, often performed with accompanying visual projections.
Valerie has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years! Even though she has strong roots in cajun and zydeco music, Sassyfras continues to surprise crowds with fresh and hip new sounds. Some of Valerie's songs deal with heavy topics such as heartbreak, hardships, and death, while others speak about hiding pickles, living in a van down by the river, and just plain having a good night out with your girlfriends! She truly covers the gamut of human emotion with her songwriting.
Recently, Valerie has been featured on the Ellen Show, Ridiculous on MTV, and America's Got Talent Season 14. She has shared the stage with national touring acts such as Tank & The Bangas, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Portugal.The Man. She was recently on the cover of Offbeat Magazine in New Orleans. In 2020, she was featured in a documentary about her life which won best cinematography at the New Orleans Film Festival.