Red June is an Americana acoustic trio from Asheville, NC. Formed in 2008 and releasing their first album “Remember Me Well ” in 2010, the group have been building a fan base through local as well as high profile performances such as the Music City Roots live radio show in Nashville, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and the Suwannee Springfest. They are also scheduled to perform at the 25th anniversary MerleFest later this month.
Red June is made up of Will Straughan on resonator guitar, vocals and guitar, John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, vocals and guitar, andNatalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals. The group is scheduled to perform in Charlotte at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on June 14th.
Featuring three part vocal harmonies beautifully supported by perfection in string acoustics, their new album “Beauty Will Come” speaks from the soul with songs reflective of life without being harsh, critical or melodramatic. Instead it emphasizes the harmony & balance necessary for fulfillment, whether in love, religion, earnestness or passion reflective of the cycle of life and the renewal within and resulting.
Beauty Will Come was recorded and mixed in late 2011 at Hollow Reed Arts Studio in Asheville by musician/engineer extraordinaire Chris Rosser, who co-produced the record along with Red June. The innovative young graphic artist,Peter Gaillard, designed the album art using an old lithograph of a Mourning Cloak butterfly, apropos as representing the cycle of life.
Beauty Will Come – available June 5th:
These Old Chains – A country/folk ballad about being released; set free to find what you’re looking for only to find you may already be there.
Every Hard Mile – Dominated by lovely vocal harmonies supported by guitar and dobro, this is a story of making your way in life, cherishing your lessons and living your choices – he rode alone. Rambling without direction and creating memories while always remembering home and who you are.
Piney Branch Breakdown – An upbeat instrumental featuring the fiddle and guitar, this Hoedown dance tune simply makes you feel good – like a celebration!
All That The Fall Leaves – A soulful country waltz about the emotions of love lost, reflected by Fall heading into Winter as a time and tale of transitions, waiting for the renewal that is sure to come. Cherish the good that peers through as we search for true love.
Bittersweet – Features Natalya’s lead vocals with rhythmic mandolin and guitar supporting the exploration of seasonal transitions, cycle of life optimism and the belief that there’s always something to look forward to in the heart of the love-lorn..
I’m Willing To Try – An acapella song about religious revival in the tradition of mountain music.
Cloud Of Dust – An Americana folk tune featuring natural vocal harmonies blended well with strings and an abundance of southern charm the song explores the reverence of working the land, making your luck, depending upon others and needing support from a higher power else your efforts become dust and blow away. Still we don’t want to quit. Is it the stubbornness of man or is it simple determination and faith?
Soul’s Repair – A rhythmic tune suggesting hindsight provides the impetus to renewal through post struggle clarity.
Connor’s/Scott’s (reels) – An instrumental featuring wonderful guitar picking supported by harmonious fiddle playing. It’s easy to envision a town dance around a large bonfire on the prairies of Nebraska on a summer night in the late 1800’s; this is a happy song that will force some toe-tapping.
Foolish Me – A dobro appears, mountain life is good. This is a song that hints about being eager to see other places because that’s where the roses are, but the grass is not always greener.
Red Sky Of Morn – Vocal harmony interspersed with string harmony this is a beautiful song about life’s journey emphasizing we are the sum of our choices. We all head in the same direction to the same end, the difference is simply our path.
Special thanks to Red June’s publicist, Dreamspider, for the advance copy of the Album.