Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Valerie June

We caught up with June in the upstairs poster room at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. She talked about her Carter Family and Mississippi John Hurt influences; being nurtured early on by the great Norman and Nancy Blake; and falling in love with her little Triple-O Martin.

Acoustic Guitar continues its video series Acoustic Guitar Sessions with Tennessee-born folk singer Valerie June, who performs a song from her critically acclaimed fourth album, Pushin’ Against a Stone.

We caught up with June in the upstairs poster room at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. She talked about her Carter Family and Mississippi John Hurt influences; being nurtured early on by the great Norman and Nancy Blake; and falling in love with her little Triple-O Martin.

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Best of all, June played a smoking, raw version of her song “Workin’ Woman Blues.” Look for AG’s interview with the singer in the June issue (naturally) of Acoustic Guitar mag, and check out more on June’s music and career at her website.

For more Acoustic Guitar Sessions, check out the archive.

Mark Kemp
Mark Kemp

Former AG editor Mark Kemp is the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).

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