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Valerie June

Memphis Roots Singer Valerie June Shines With Major Label Debut

October 3, 2013 - Valerie June has been recording her blend of folk, blues and Appalachian influenced music since the mid-2000’s with local releases in Memphis.
Now, following a relocation to Brooklyn, comes Pushin’ Against A Stone her major label debut co-produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Kevin Augunus. She talks with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun about growing up in small-town Jackson, Tennessee, working a lot of day-jobs and how her music developed.

Session Setlist
Working Woman Blues
Somebody To Love
You Can't Be Told
Recent Release: Pushin' Against A Stone
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Label: Concord Records