We first met Val Halla this past summer when she asked us to be a part of creating a music video for her song Bordertown. You can check out the photo album from that shoot here and stay tuned for the release of that video later this Spring.

Val was planning to come through Chicago before heading back home to Saskatchewan, Canada this past December. When she learned about the passing of her friend, Derek, before getting to the Windy City, she faced the tough decision of whether or not she should try to make it home for the memorial or continue on her path and know that her friend would want her to keep playing. Val ultimately decided to continue on her journey and filmed this live session at Audiowall Studios in honor of her friend. 

You can read more about the song and Val’s tribute here.

You can also catch Val on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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