By Mark Kemp

Two of the brightest stars in contemporary Americana music will share a handful of dates together in October. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Valerie June, who graced the February 2015 cover of Acoustic Guitar and performed in an episode of Acoustic Guitar Sessions, has announced tour dates with Sturgill Simpson, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose latest album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, has yet again redefined what country music can be. Watch Simpson in the video above perform his song “Water in a Well,” at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis.


The June-Simpson dates are as follows:

10/7/16 The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA *
10/8/16 Kings Theatre Brooklyn, NY *
10/9/16 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA *
10/11/16 DAR Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. *

June will be playing with singer-songwriter Norah Jones on the West Coast leg of her tour. Those dates are:

10/18/16 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC ^
10/19/16 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA ^
10/20/16 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR ^
10/25/16 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA ^
10/27/16 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA ^