If you didn’t know better, the music of Valerie June could make you believe you stepped out of a time machine on the hills of Appalachia 150 years ago. Or at Robert Johnson’s crossroads 90 years ago. Or maybe on the gospel-and-soul-driven streets of Harlem 60 years ago. Valerie June channels the voice of deep roots, effortlessly shifting between eras and genres – and sings it like it’s hers alone.
It’s rare to encounter someone whose voice is as universally extolled as Valerie June’s. The colossally talented, Tennessee-raised singer-songwriter took the music realm by soulful storm with her bombshell hit album Pushin’ Against a Stone.
Heralded as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents” by The New York Times, and ruled “Unstoppable” by Rolling Stone (along with countless other accolades from esteemed music publications), June has truly arrived.