Vintage Val is a folk act composed of — you guessed it — Vintage Val. The man behind the music, Val Turcotte, has been playing locally close to 30 years. He started at Sir Benedict’s, and went on to perform at the late NorShor Theatre and Mama Gets, as well as current Twin Ports staples like Carmody, the Red Mug, the UMD and Duluth Farmer’s Markets, and Pizza Lucé. He even opened for Brad Paisley one Fourth of July. Turcotte covers the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins and other artists he acknowledges are mostly dead. “Basically I just strum the thing and I sing a little bit,” Turcotte says.