APRIL 12, 2019 by Nate Erwin
Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter’s Headlining U.S. Tour Kicks Off April 21st
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 12th, 2019 — Acclaimed genre-bending singer-songwriter Valerie June has shared a brand-new version of Jimi Hendrix’s tender classic “Little Wing.” Using her ethereal, one-of-a-kind voice and a haunting, atmospheric sound bed, guitar and horns melt together and the track, under June’s command, transforms from a tale of the idealized female to a statement of feminine empowerment.
June shed light on her inspiration: “Little Wing” is one of my favorite Hendrix songs. After reading Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, I started to imagine ‘Little Wing’ from the perspective of the woman he describes in the song. The feminine nature she embodies of a wild and free spirit who tirelessly shares her magic with the world made me think of the gifts my mother, grandmother, sisters, aunts, and other ladies throughout history have given to me, and how fortunate we all are to have strong women inspiring us daily. She is truly ethereal. She is magical. She is a wild woman.”
Buy/Listen To “Little Wing” HERE
One of the most admired artists to breakthrough in the last decade, June’s music blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into something altogether futuristic and new. Her 2017 release The Order of Time appeared on numerous ‘best of’ lists and received near universal acclaim from a broad array of international media including: Rolling Stone, New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, Vice Noisey, New Yorker, ELLE, Nylon, Garden & Gun, Okayplayer, MOJO, UNCUT, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Exclaim!, Newsday, Afropunk, CLASH, Glide, Financial Times, American Songwriter, MTV News and many more.
June’s rapturous, extraordinary live shows have also helped her achieve a loyal, world-wide audience. Currently, she is on the Astral Plane Solo Tour in the U.S. hitting major markets across the east coast and Midwest – full routing below. These shows will feature both brand-new songs and fan favorites. For more information please visit www.valeriejune.com.
Valerie June On Tour:
4.21 @ St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI
4.22 @ Park West in Chicago, IL
4.23 @ The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI
4.24 @ The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN
4.26 @ The Blue Note in Columbia, MO
4.27 @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room in St. Louis, MO
4.29 @ Headliners in Louisville, KY
4.30 @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay, OH
5.1 @ The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY
5.2 @ The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh, PA
5.3 @ The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA
5.4 @ Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA