Saturday, 4 May 2013

Live Review: Valerie June - The Sugar Club, Dublin, May 3rd

Valerie June is one exceptional artist and singer who with an accomplished band performed one of the best performances I've seen in a long time in The Sugar Club in Dublin. 


Everything about Valerie June's performance was excellent last night. From the banter between songs, to brief explanations of certain songs to her vocal performance to the big full band sound of her current album as well as a toast to the crowd warmed the air and she received a great response from the packed crowd.



If Tennessee born, New York based blues, gospel singer and songwriter Valerie June doesn't become huge I'll lose all hope for this business. She kicked off the gig with a short set on her own performing old time deep  blues roots in her own organic style. The band arrived for a run through of tracks taken from her new album 'Pushin' Against A Stone' as well as some older tracks. Highlights included 'Rain Dance', 'You Can't Be Told' and this track 'Workin's Woman Blues'.


I've a feeling that when Valerie June returns to Dublin she'll be playing a bigger venue that 'The Sugar Club' and I'll be front and centre. Get the new album here: http://www.valeriejune.com/fr_home.cfm


Catch Valerie before The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park.




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