Valerie June
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Author: Valerie June

Short of seeing her live and in person, this is the best way to encounter Valerie June's heartfelt sound. Her new album Pushin' Against a Stone is terrific, but when I first heard that voice unadorned, I was hooked. The same may happen to you.

Memphis-bred singer-songwriter Valerie June is having a long-gestating, hard-earned moment. June's debut album, Pushin' Against a Stone, was released overseas in May but was introduced to U.S. audiences last week in a "First Listen" feature on the website for National Public Radio, with an accompanying...