My KUTX: Valerie June

My KUTX

My KUTX: Valerie June

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

Valerie June titled her excellent latest album The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers for a reason. She counts herself as a dreamer–if you’re a musician, you have to be. This record is intended to give everyone else the same permission to dream.

June started out in tiny Humboldt, Tennessee with a love of blues and gospel music and an inviting voice that sounds centuries old. Her early blues-based work has bloomed into the expansive, orchestral music found on The Moon And Stars, while still keeping that R&B-inspired pulse at its core.

This week on My KUTX, we’re thrilled to have June as our guest DJ. She curates a mix of songs for all the dreamers out there, including David Bowie, Mazzy Star, Bob Marley, Roy Orbison, and more. Hear Valerie June’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 3 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “High Tide Or Low Tide”

2. John Lennon – “Imagine”

3. Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams”

4. Roy Orbison – “Beautiful Dreamer”

5. Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”

6. David Bowie – “Space Oddity”

7. Bill Frisell – “When You Wish Upon A Star”

8. Billie Holiday – “Blue Moon”

9. Bobby Charles – “I Must Be In A Good Place Now”

10. Nina Simone – “I Shall Be Released”

11. Charley Pride – “Standing In My Way”

12. Jackson Browne – “These Days”

13. Clarence Carter – “Patches”

14. Patsy Cline – “Leavin’ On Your Mind”

15. Lou Reed – “Perfect Day”