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Valerie June performs live at The Current's studios in St. Paul, Minn. (The Current)

The Current Presents: Valerie June

by Luke Taylor
Aug 15, 2013 (KCMP-FM)

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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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  • Audio: Craig Thorson
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