Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer Valerie June has announced a new set of tour dates for 2022, along with the release of a new children’s book.
that book, Someone to Love: The Story of Valerie June’s Sweet Little Baby Banjoleleis out now via Third Man Books.
The new tour kicks off on November 4th at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY.
The announcements come on the heels of June’s latest release, Under Cover, a compilation of cover songs that dropped in the summer. That album followed the 2021 Grammy-nominated LP, The Moon and Stars: Precepts for Dreamers.
June has also been selected to be the keynote speaker at the 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference on February 2, 2023, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
“I am honored to be welcomed into the Folk Alliance family as a keynote speaker following in the footsteps of artists I have long admired, such as Mavis Staples,” says June. “I hope to inspire joy and an appreciation for nature through my message. Music is everywhere, whether we are listening to music created for speakers and headphones or just observing nature’s endless songs. What could be more folksy and down to earth than taking time to breathe and observe the ultimate musician—Mother Nature.”
June’s first children’s book, Someone to Love: The Story of Valerie June’s Sweet Little Baby Banjolele follows the story behind the writing of “Somebody to Love,” a song from her breakthrough album, 2013’s Pushin’ Against a Stone. June’s first book, Maps for the Modern World, An Amazon #1 bestseller in poetry, is a collection of lyrical poems and original illustrations about cultivating community, awareness, and harmony with our environment as we move fearlessly toward our dreams.
June’s upcoming tour dates are below.
Valerie June ON TOUR:
11/4 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street (solo show)
11/5 – Mamaroneck, NY – Emelin Theater Mamaroneck (solo show)
11/6 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (solo show)
11/8 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Café (solo show)
11/9 – State College, PA – The State Theater (solo show)
11/11 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer (solo show)
11/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Universal Preservation Hall (solo show)
11/13 – Rockport, MA – Shalin Liu Performance Center (solo show) SOLD OUT
April 28-30, 2023 – StageCoach 2023 Festival, Indio, CA
Get tickets and tour info: HERE
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