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Exclusive: Valerie June On Newport Folk & "Astral Plane"
A name at the top of many lists lately, critics and fans alike, is Valerie June. The Memphis, Tenn., native turned heads a couple times over the weekend at this year's Newport Folk Festival with her soulful Saturday set and again on Sunday night as part of Jon Batiste's Songs For Change spectacular.
June stopped by to see the Recording Academy backstage at the festival to talk about why the festival feels so much like home and tell the story of how she wrote "Astral Plane."