Love & Valor is an emerging Americana-flavored Folk band based out of Burlington, NC. The band has been a staple in the NC folk scene since 2012, and are known for performing almost exclusively original music. Their influences range from classic singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, to current bands like The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and The Civil Wars. Love & Valor performs hundreds of shows each year, recently appearing at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, The Cat's Cradle, and much more. Their live shows are intimate yet energetic, with harmonies, gang vocals, and upbeat melodies.
// lead vocals, guitar
Jesse formed the band in 2012. He plays guitar, kick drum, and is the lead vocalist - Jesse is also the main songwriter of the group.
// accordion, bass, banjo, harmonica
Glen has roots in many different genres. He is a talented and energetic musician, able to play anything he can get his hands on. For the band he plays accordion, bass, banjo, harmonica, & sings gang vocals.
Charlie is an (almost) self-taught mandolin player, who can play along with anything you throw at him. His stage presence & energy is infectious. For the band, Charlie plays mandolin & sings gang vocals.
// violin, vocals
Hannah has been with the band since the fall of 2019 - she sings harmonies, plays violin, & helps co-write original songs with Jesse. Hannah also engineers the band's recent records & does graphic design work.
// standup bass
Eli joined the band in 2020. He started on bass guitar at a young age & learned upright bass in college. He enjoys playing every genre of music & has performed with everything from jazz bands to orchestras, rock bands to hip-hop, & Americana to folk. He is currently taking private vocal lessons and might one day even sing in public.