Name: Valerie Carricato
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
I am Valerie Carricato, born and raised a native to Colorado Springs. I got my start playing the drums when I was about 10 years old. I really wanted to play the trumpet like my mother, but I was diagnosed with severe asthma that same year so fortunately for me drums was the second option.
I was very blessed to grow up in a town full of great mentors, they allowed to me to start playing professionally when I was at the ripe age of 13. I must say I owe it all to my parents for being so supportive throughout the years, spending time listing to drums, driving me from gig to gig, and helping me haul equipment up and down the stairs.
I feel so humbled every day to be able to play the drums, I am thankful to God for allowing me to have this opportunity.
I currently play all around the Colorado region with my country band Exit West, as well as free-lance as much as possible. I like to play wherever, whenever, and with whoever.
And a big shout out to all of the contestants, drum on gals!