Valerie June On World Cafe : World Cafe Hear the radiant, genre-defying musician perform songs from her new album, Pushin' Against a Stone.

Valerie June On World Cafe

Valerie June On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Workin' Woman Blues"
  • "Somebody To Love"
  • "You Can't Be Told"

Valerie June has been perfecting a blend of folk, blues and Appalachian-influenced music for nearly a decade, jump-starting her career with well-received local releases in Memphis. After a relocation to Brooklyn, June released Pushin' Against a Stone — her national debut — which was co-produced by Kevin Augunus and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

On Thursday's installment of World Cafe, the genre-defying musician talks with WXPN's Michaela Majoun about growing up in small-town Tennessee and developing her unique style.

World Cafe Playlist for October 3, 2013