Valerie June, 'You Can't Be Told' (Live) The line between folk music and the blues has always been thin and blurry, and Valerie June appears set to erase it all together. She recently stopped by to perform for The Current.

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The Current Presents: Valerie June The Current

Tennessee native Valerie June feels a deep connection — if not a responsibility — to her home state's musical traditions, as she points to pioneers such as Memphis Minnie, Elvis Presley and Booker T. Jones. "I have a lot to live up to, being from Memphis," she says.

While touring in support of her new album, Pushin' Against a Stone (co-written and produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), June recently stopped by The Current's studios to perform a few songs, including "You Can't Be Told."

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  • Photos/Video: Nate Ryan
  • Audio: Craig Thorson
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