People of IPR
Mon July 15, 2013
CD of The Week from Valerie June
Valerie June grew up in the small town of Humboldt, Tennessee before moving to Memphis. She spent years honing a distinctive sound that shifts between eras and genres, with a voice that has been described as somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. June wrote or co-wrote all but one of the 11 tracks on her debut album, Pushin' Against A Stone, with a blend of rural roots, country, rock and blues styles.