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Valerie June

Artist Photo

4:30pm Monday 9/1

Starbucks Stage

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June got started singing in the church in her hometown of Humboldt, Tennessee. At age 19, June took on the music scene in Memphis, performing and recording like she’d always dreamed. The determined June not only taught herself guitar, but also banjo and ukulele, developing a distinctive style inspired by her heroes from a century before. Her debut album, Pushin’ Against A Stone, showcases June’s astonishing songwriting and singular sound, a blend of rural roots and country, bridging Alan Lomax inspired acoustic field recordings with biting, electric indie-blues.

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