Pullin’ ‘Tubes | Valerie June Can’t Be Told
Over the last couple of years Auerbach has become an in-demand producer stepping behind the boards to work with the likes of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, JEFF The Brotherhood, Michael Kiwanuka and Dr. John. This year Auerbach has continued to build on his recent success, first with the critically-lauded album from Tuaregian guitarist Bombino, and more recently with singer-songwriter Valerie June.
Based in Memphis, TN, the striking June, who boasts a bountiful head of well-coiffed dreadlocks, is the latest in the line to benefit from Auerbach’s magic touch. Ms. June’s full-length debut, Pushin’ Against The Stone, which was released in mid-August, is a master class in crafting a modern Americana record for the NPR set. The 11-track effort deftly mixes the diverse sounds of Appalachian folk, traditional gospel, Motown soul and Delta Blues with dashes of dirty, vintage garage-rock fuzz tones sprinkled throughout.
Let’s check out the music video for the album’s burner of a lead single -“You Can’t Be Told”:
Valerie June is in the midst of a world tour, which brings her back stateside on September 20 for a gig at the Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles.
Written By: Jeffrey Greenblatt