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June, Valerie / Pushin' Against A Stone
Album:Pushin' Against A Stone Collection:General
Artist:June, Valerie Added:Sep 2013
Label:Concord Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-09-09 Pull Date:2013-11-11 
Week Ending:Nov 10Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6Sep 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 18, 2023:Hanging In The Boneyard
Pushin' Against A Stone
4.Apr 26, 2016:The Library
You Can't Be Told
2.Dec 10, 2022:Hanging In The Boneyard
You Can't Be Told
5.Sep 26, 2014:The Songsmith Show Finale
Tennessee Time
3.Sep 24, 2016:The Iron Skillet
The Hour
6.Sep 19, 2014:The Songsmith Show
Workin' Woman Blues

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2013-09-06 
Incredible debut from Tennessee native. From the arrangements to the production to June’s countrified heavenly powerful pipes, this album is hauntingly penetrating. Produced by Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe, Florence + The Machine) and Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach (who’s also produced Dr. John, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Ettes) it has that Black Keys vibe throughout, but the soulful, r’n’b, country, gospel stylings are equally present. June plays gtr, banjo, ukelele and her voice is absolutely stunning. Another one of my top albums of the year for sure. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: Every one.

1. (3:08) Mid. Trancey, folky, funky, hip w/ horns.
2. (3:35) Slow / Mid. Sparse w/ ukelele, back vcls, echo.
3. (3:52) Slow / Mid. Hypnotic heavenly hymn-like blissful.
4. (3:16) Slow / Mid. Echoey vcl, easy-strummed gtr, sparse.
5. (3:58) Mid. Funky, r’n’b, hip-hoppy trance glide.
6. (3:15) Mid. Tribute to Tennessee w/ steel gtr, mandolin, back vcls.
7. (5:17) Mid. Title track. Halloween organ, r’n’b vibe, killer gtr.
8. (3:04) Mid. Heavenly, sparse countrified gospel w/ back vcls.
9. (3:18) Mid. Black Keys vibe, soulfully rockin’ and funky.
10. (3:09) Slow / Mid. Heavy vcl echo, ethereal, hypnotic w/ slide gtr.
11. (7:59) Mid. Nice folky tune, then silence form 4:45 remaining ‘til 3:40, then acoustic version of #2, sparse and heavenly.

Track Listing
1.Workin' Woman Blues 6.Tennessee Time
2.Somebody To Love 7.Pushin' Against A Stone
3.The Hour 8.Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
4.Twined & Twisted 9.You Can't Be Told
5.Wanna Be On Your Mind 10.Shotgun
 11.On My Way / Somebody To Love