First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, "in [its] witness as a Reconciling Congregation," presents award-winning faith-based folk singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine, in a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Valentine currently lives, and is touring, around the coast of California. His new album, A Place to Belong, was released to favorable reviews and his single, "Be Mine," had radio airplay even before the album's release.
Valentine's warm, accessible melodies and often-profound lyrics have developed a following around the nation. In August of 2011, a song from the album Fly was named Song of the Year by the West Coast Songwriters' Association.
A $20 donation is suggested for the concert on Saturday. Your donations will help support the mission work of First Church.