2009 APCA Female Performer of the Year Valerie Custer has been busy with over 100 shows over the past year. With down-to-earth personality, poignant, passionate lyrics, and melodic guitar chords, she offers something more than your average acoustic show.


Since showcasing at the APCA National Conference in 2008 VALERIE CUSTER has been touring relentlessly, performing over 100 shows in the 2008-2009 school year. She has just been awarded the APCA Female Performer of the Year award in ’09, voted on by the students she has performed for. Valerie has sharpened her deep, enchanting sound and developed a veteran stage presence while maintaining her 23-year-old charm. Her girl-next-door personality highlights her music’s ambient, reflective appeal. Poignant, passionate lyrics wrapped in melodic guitar chords offer something more refreshing than your average acoustic show. Valerie sprinkles her sets with just enough cover songs and dry humor stories to make it a show everyone will remember and talk about for a very long time. Among other testimonials to her talent, Valerie was chosen to be featured as the cover model for the Washburn Oscar Schmidt International Dealer Catalog.

Set List

Hands Clean - Alanis Morisette
Sweet Child of Mine - Sheryl Crow
Breathe - Anna Nalick
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
Between the Bars - Elliott Smith
I Try - Macy Gray
Empty Apartment - Yellowcard
Times like These - Foo Fighters
Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Bob Dylan
No Rain - Blind Melon
Miss Jackson - Outkast
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
White Flag - Dido
Time of your life - Green Day
Thank you - Dido
Wonderwall - Oasis
Everywhere - Michelle Branch
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
All you wanted - Michelle Branch
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
Brick - Ben Folds Five
You were meant for me - Jewel
Here with Me - Dido
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Losing My Religion - REM
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
....Plus originals and others...