24 Feb HOUSTON CHRONICLES: Not fitting a mold, musician Valerie June makes her own
Valerie June grew up in the little Tennessee town of Humboldt, which falls roughly between the country-music hub of Nashville and the blues and soul hub of Memphis.
As is often the case for musicians from the South, the church played significantly into her musical education. And her hometown isn’t too far removed from northern Mississippi, where a droning style of blues purred after hours at little juke joints. Her father was also a concert promoter, who put on shows by artists including Bobby Womack and Prince.