Raised in Tennessee, Valerie June grew up in a music-loving family steeped in gospel, blues, country and bluegrass, giving her the foundation to develop some serious songwriting skills. While June clearly has reverence for those traditional forms, the singer’s artistry lies in her ability to transform them into a simultaneously brazen, yet tender, style of expression that feels immediately familiar and startlingly fresh. She’s unmistakably Southern, in the very best possible way. She’s worked with the Old Crow Medicine Show, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Meshell Ndegeocello, all company that paints a picture of the genres that June seamlessly spans. On her 2017 album The Order of Time, June's singular sound weaves together languid melodies and adds classic and bluesy soul, African rhythms and spacey soundscapes with lyrics that reach deep in tales of long lonely roads and men who done wrong.
Biography by Elizabeth Chorney Booth