Animal Rescue:
Feed an animal in need for free.

Utopia Rescue:
Kinky Friedman’s animal-rescue site.



PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Vala says, “Yes, I’ve gone militant vegan. I had no idea what abhorrent treatment our ‘meat and dairy’ get. It’s a damn crime. If you ever want to eat even an egg again, don’t look at the site–fair warning.”

This site may help you find a location in your area.

Regaining One’s Self-Esteem is the goal of this site, for those who have suffered domestic violence.

John Gaar Band:
John and Vala met while both were doing stints in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Prior to John leaving the area to tour nationally, he was in the band “Citizen South” with Cupp, and did studio work together. In the later ’90s they joined forces in Tulsa under the name of “Catfish,” as a mainstay for local festivals.

Everyone should know about Mazeppa!

Michael Osborn
A great blues guitarist, a dear friend, and a longtime bandmate with Vala Cupp in John Lee Hooker’s Coast-to-Coast Blues Band.

Dr Gone & Serious Condition
An old friend starts a blues band in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Has a number of stories and photographs about blues music, including an interview with Vala Cupp from the early ’90s.