Gabeheart, Jim & Valerie


  • From Hamlin, West Virginia.
  • A husband-wife duo. Jim plays banjo, Valerie plays guitar. They married in 1981.
  • Jim is a five-time West Virginia State Banjo Champion who has performed with Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks, John Hartford, and Ray Charles.
  • Jim and Valerie also have a gospel group called Steadfast.
  • Jim is prosecuting attorney in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
  • 2011, released fifth album “It’s My Turn.”
  • 2023, released “I Was Raised in a Railroad Town” album.