Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “You Can’t Be Told” by Valerie June

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valerie-june-borrowers Born in Jackson, and raised in Humboldt Tennessee, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June is an exciting new addition to the roots music scene. June is releasing Pushin’ Against A Stone on August 13. The album was mostly recorded at The Black Key’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville and was produced by Dan Auerbach and Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Florence & The Machine).

June exhibits some very impressive musical versatility on her debut album. She calls what she does “Organic Moonshine Roots Music,” but that somehow connotes on old-timey sensibility that doesn’t accurately describe the breadth of her influences nor how she incorporates them. The old-time roots influences are in her music, yet there’s a very modern feel to what she does. June has released several albums and also recorded an album with The Wandering, with Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, and Sharde Thomas. June is quite adept at fusing folk, R&B, blues, gospel, and country into a unique sound

Stream “You Can’t Be Told” here.

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  • sak

    Wow! Thanks for this XPN.

  • Justin

    She rocked with the wandering