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Valerie June’s first two albums — 2013’s “Pushin’ In opposition to A Stone” and 2017’s “The Order of Time” — made large splashes on this planet of roots music, they usually established the Tennessee singer-songwriter as a rising star. For her third album, June introduced in a producer befitting a star: Jack Splash, who has labored with Alicia Keys, John Legend and Kendrick Lamar. Collectively, they created “The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers,” a set of heartfelt, handcrafted songs soaked in June’s distinctly Southern mix of people, nation, blues, soul and pop after which sprinkled with a luminous ambiance that offers the album a sublime and mystical really feel. It’s a 3rd straight stunner from June, who could not but be a family title, however is undoubtedly one of many brightest stars within the roots-music universe lately.
Ben Salmon is a Bend-based music journalist and host of Left Of The Dial, which airs 8-10 p.m. Thursdays on KPOV, 88.9 FM and streams at kpov.org. You will discover him on Bandcamp and Twitter at @bcsalmon.