JD Valerio melds folk and rock in his solo show. - www.jdvalerio.com

JD Valerio in Medford and Ashland

Sacramento singer and songwriter JD Valerio boasts a repertoire of more than 500 original acoustic guitar songs.

As part of his national "Live Your Life" tour, Valerio will perform three gigs this week in Southern Oregon: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Johnny B's, 35 S. Bartlett St., Medford; 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Tease Restaurant, 303 E. Main St., Ashland; and 8 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Liquid Assets Wine Bar, 96 N. Main St., Ashland.

Valerio released his second full-length album, "Hot Apple Cider," in November 2009 featuring songs ranging from folk and rock to mantra. For his live performances, Valerio draws from his original material and from modern rock covers.

There is a $3 cover for the show at Tease. For information, visit www.jdvalerio.com, www.myspace.com/jdvalerio, www.facebook.com/jdvaleriomusic or call 612-226-3923.

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