On this episode of WNY Soundstage, Host Daniel Lendzian speaks with Valerie June about An Evening of Music with Valerie June, Rachael Davis, Thao & Yasmin Williams at Babeville Buffalo, Asbury Hall on November 13, 2023 at 8 PM.
An Evening of Music with Valerie June, Rachael Davis, Thao & Yasmin Williams is a collective of multi-instrumentalists influenced by a kaleidoscope of musical traditions. This evening of song and storytelling will feature all of the artists as individuals and as a collective.
This episode includes:
- The sounds that inspire Valerie June’s music
- The uniqueness of her voice, and the discovery of her instrument
- How she chooses songs to cover
- The origin of the title of her last album of original material The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
- If the music or lyrics come first in the songwriting process
- The inspirations behind her books
- The origin of the collaboration at Asbury Hall
- What Buffalo audiences can expect to see at Asbury Hall
- How she maintains her artistic practice while touring
- Her advice for young performers