Been wondering for a long time how to showcase Valerie June. Unable to choose just one song, I finally found her here, doing 25 minutes of pure, unadulterated joy. Her hair, her voice, her heart, her fingers flying on those strings– I can’t look away. Stick around until the eight minute mark and you will be rewarded with what would have been my choice. Valerie is a voice from the ether, a specter of old blues singers long dead. She doesn’t know it yet, but I’ve sworn off all other women and devoted my life to her. Half joking. May you enjoy her as much as I do.