Valerie June is a Tennessee native based in New York, who creates music unlike anything you’ve heard before. She combines blues, soul, folk, bluegrass, and country into a beautifully distinct sound. And her most recent album, The Order of Time, is her most poignant body of work.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Valerie about the importance of connecting with people, the experiences of living/visiting Tennessee and New York, why it feels cathartic to be on stage and perform, and how sharing her personal stories on The Order of Time even surprised herself. Check out their conversation below, along with her recent KEXP session.

“Some mornings you wake up and want to say hello to everyone in the house. Other morning’s you want to say, 'where’s the coffee?'”

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