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  • July People’s Picks Features Southern Songs Playlist by Valerie June

    Valerie June tours Smithsonian Folkways with archivist Jeff Place.
    Valerie June tours Smithsonian Folkways with archivist Jeff Place.

    July’s edition of our monthly playlist series People’s Picks features a playlist of southern songs by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June. She selected and annotated a diverse compendium of southern music, drawing heavily on our award-winning Classic Series and the Virginia Traditions from the Blue Ridge Institute collection, while demonstrating her love and intimate connection to that material. Listen to the playlist and read June’s track notes here.

    Valerie June tours Smithsonian Folkways with archivist Jeff Place.
    Valerie June tours Smithsonian Folkways with archivist Jeff Place.

    July’s edition of our monthly playlist series People’s Picks features a playlist of southern songs by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June. She selected and annotated a diverse compendium of southern music, drawing heavily on our award-winning Classic Series and the Virginia Traditions from the Blue Ridge Institute collection, while demonstrating her love and intimate connection to that material. Listen to the playlist and read June’s track notes here.