Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone

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ACON 34525
UPC: 888072345256
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Produced by Kevin Augunas, Dan Auerbach and Peter Sabak

Features "You Can't Be Told," and "Workin' Woman Blues"

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Includes full album download

"Pushin' Against a Stone is June's full-length major label debut — and it's a breath of fresh air. ... the album's best moments may be its quieter ones — the chilling menace of "Shotgun," the pure melancholy of "Twined and Twisted" and the heartbreaking beauty of "Somebody to Love," the latter buoyed by her plucked banjo and Booker T. Jones' gently hovering organ. These songs allow June's unusual voice to really shine; a clear, reedy soprano, it's reminiscent of Billie Holiday and Dolly Parton without sounding like either." — Living Blues magazine, August 2013

Pushin' Against A Stone's U.S. release follows Valerie June's breakout year in the U.K., where she has performed on Jools Holland, toured with Jake Bugg, and earned critical raves, with the London Evening Standard calling her "a major star in waiting" and The Sunday Times hailing her as "this year's big new voice."

The album — which brings together the talents of acclaimed producers Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe, Florence + The Machine), Dan Auerbach, and Peter Sabak, along with an all-star cast of musicians ranging from Booker T. and Jimbo Mathus to some of Hungary's top session players — was recorded at Easy Eye in Nashville, Fairfax Recording in Van Nuys, California, and Studio H in Budapest. June, whose voice percolates somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday, wrote or co-wrote all but one of the record's 11 tracks, blending rural roots, country, rock, and blues into an astonishing and singular sound that bridges Alan Lomax and Jack White.



Side 1
Workin Woman Blues
Somebody To Love
The Hour
Twined & Twisted
Wanna Be On Your Mind
Tennessee Time

Side 2
Pushin' Against A Stone
Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
You Can't Be Told
Shotgun
On My Way
Somebody To Love (Acoustic Version)

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