Austin City Limits is pleased to announce that we will be streaming our taping with Valerie June live on May 28, 8pm CT/9pm ET. The taping will webcast in its entirety via our YouTube channel.
The daughter of a music promoter, Tennessee native Valerie June grew up exposed to gospel and soul music. She moved to Memphis in 2000 as part of the group Bella Sun; after the band ended, she began incorporating blues and Appalachian folk into her gospel-soaked sounds. Dubbing the blend “organic moonshine roots music,” she self-released three albums, including a collaboration with Old Crow Medicine Show, and appeared on the MTV online series $5 Cover. By 2011, she had attracted the attention of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who co-produced and co-wrote 2013’s acclaimed Pushin’ Against a Stone, which Spin hailed for its “poise and clarity of vision,” Blurt proclaimed was “an impressive calling card to the rest of the world” and Rolling Stone named one of the 50 Best Albums of 2013. Now she brings that vision to the Moody Theater for her first ACL taping.
The broadcast version of this show will air this fall on PBS as part of ACL’s 40th anniversary season. Join us for this live webcast of the Austin City Limits debut of Valerie June.