At just 17-years-old, Gabriella Valdes, better known as Vella, is already making waves on the internet and is positioning herself to be a household name. Vella recently went viral on social media and now boasts millions of followers on her social media accounts. Featuring a dynamic voice that can go from a roaring belt to a sweet and soothing falsetto in a matter of seconds, Vella naturally displays the kind of vocal control that is sought after by even the best of singers. Hailing from Tampa, FL, Vella is all things rock & roll, blues, and soul. She describes herself as the love child of Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, and after one listens, it is easy to hear why. Being authentically true to herself, Valdes empowers listeners with her booming vocals and truthful grittiness. We’re excited to welcome Vella for the first time to Alaska and Salmonfest.