Next Phase for Valeria Stewart, of Luna


Valeria has been busy working on her next Lunar 'phase' or project, with friend musician Kevin Dudley. Kevin recorded with Luna on their EP The Alchemist's Journey in 2020. This summer the duo will be playing their own original songs, plus loads of new material they've been trying out as part of a new collaboration called "Crooked Sparrow".  They will be joined by Jen Smith on fiddle. See Shows for scheduled performances.

Four Luna Songs Receive 2020 MASC (Mid Atlantic Song Contest) Awards!!

The judges have made their selections for the 37th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest sponsored by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington. The following Luna songs received awards:

The Alchemist's Journey was chosen for the Finalist award for the Open category 

Keeping My Distance was chosen for the Finalist for the Covid-19 song category

Nothing Left Behind was chosen for the Honorable Mention for the Country/Bluegrass category

This Time was chosen for the Honorable Mention for the Open category


We are so happy about this honor, and grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.

NEW EP streaming now!

Luna's first EP, The Alchemist's Journey is now available on most streaming platforms. Go to

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Recording began in March 2020 at Recording Arts Studio, with Producer & Engineer Marco Delmar, and continued through Covid19 with many safety measures in place at the Arlington studio. Expert accompaniment was done by Guitarist Kevin Dudley, Violinist Marcy Cochran, Bassist Jon Nazdin, and Percussion by Tyler Buisch and Jillian Matundan. The Alchemist's Journey is the title track, a song inspired by Paulo Coelho's novel, The Alchemist. The story describes a shepherd in search of a treasure, a legend. In the end he learns to listen to his heart and return home for "there lies the calm", the gift.

EP Cover artwork is by collage artist Cristina Clarimon, Madcollage creator.


From The Alchemist's Journey:

I’ve been running to you in a restless driving wind

From mountain top to desert, seeking what was lost within

Always looking out like a beacon in a storm

Every dream now leads me to an open door.

Luna receives Individual Arts Grant!

Great NEWS! Luna is delighted to announce that we’ve received an award from the Arlington Arts Council in support of our submitted proposal for their program, “Enriching Lives: Arlington Arts and Culture Strategy”. The grant is funded through Arlington County and was selected to promote music and arts in the County for the grant period July 2020 to July 2021.


Luna will spearhead an effort to bring together local high school students, working music and visual artists, audio and broadcasting professionals, local arts organizations, and Arlington libraries and businesses to conduct two public performances in Arlington County in 2021. The grant will include the creation of a new musical composition in collaboration with Arlington artist, Val Makepeace. The new song and photographic exhibit will debut at the May 2021 public event, tentatively scheduled for the Westover Library.


The grant performances and artwork will highlight Luna’s many collaborations and connections among Arlington’s creatives and organizations that support them. We are honored by the grant award and are thrilled to begin work on it.

Five Luna Songs Receive 2019 MASC (Mid Atlantic Song Contest) Awards!!

Great NEWS! We’re honored to be selected as winners for the MASC (Mid Atlantic Song Contest). We’ve been invited to perform during the Jan 19th awards ceremony at Pearl Street Warehouse in DC. Reserve your tickets early!


We’re very excited to announce the following music honors:


It Isn’t You-No Eres Tu — Kathleen Huber, Valeria Stewart and Graciela Valdez (Silver, Vocal Jazz / Blues)

Beautiful — Kathleen Huber (Silver, Folk Acoustic)

All Rivers — Kathleen Huber (Finalist, Gospel / Inspirational / Christian)

Eres Mi Amor — Valeria Stewart and Graciela Valdez (Honorable Mention, Vocal Jazz / Blues)

Our Days in Ordinary Time — Valeria Stewart and Kathleen Huber (Honorable Mention, Gospel / Inspirational / Christian)


We are so happy about this honor, and grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.


Luna Podcast Interview

Hear a conversation with Jaime A. Riera Seivane​ (host, producer of Music in 2Flavors) about how Luna got started (co-writers/collaborators Kathleen Huber and Valeria Stewart)


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