Genres: Alternative/Indie, Folk, Jazz, Pop
Valerie June (born Valerie June Hockett, c.1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, June relocated to Memphis in 2000 and began recording and performing at the age of 19, initially with her then-husband in the duo Bella Sun. After her marriage ended she began working as a solo artist, combining blues, gospel and Appalachian folk, while learning guitar, banjo and lap-steel guitar. She became associated with the Memphis-based Broken String Collective. In 2009 she was a featured artist on MTV's online series “$5 C...
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