Arden, NC -- Red June, purveyors of original music created in a traditional style, will release its third album in April. Ancient Dreams is set for release on Organic Records April 15. A powerful acoustic trio from Asheville, North Carolina, Red June performs beautifully distilled original American music. The band is known for a dynamic, yet refined sound that features striking three-part harmonies, tasteful instrumental work, and honest, soulful songwriting that seamlessly blends bluegrass, old-time, country and American roots music.
Ancient Dreams is illustrative, honest and exquisitely crafted, featuring the talents of Will Straughan (resonator guitar, guitar, mandolin and vocals), Natalya Weinstein (fiddle and vocals) and John Cloyd Miller (mandolin, guitar and vocals). Red June delivers well-crafted songwriting, close harmonies and impeccable musicianship on pastoral story-songs that hold an underlying familiarity. It is music that is evocative and instantly comforting. The album was produced by Tim Surrett of the award-winning band Balsam Range. Tim also contributed some of his stellar bass playing to Ancient Dreams.
Like their namesake heirloom apple variety, Red June has strong roots in the Appalachian tradition while constantly forging new ground in American music. With Ancient Dreams, the trio collaborated with fine artist, Nancy Hilliard Joyce, who created the original album art: a pastoral painting that captures the idyllic tones within.
Natalya, Will and John are longtime friends who first jammed together at a pickin’ party in Asheville in 2005. In late 2008 they formed Red June and went on to release their debut album, Remember Me Well, in 2010. Remember Me Well was very well received, and was voted the #1 regional release of 2010 by the listeners of the southeast’s premier independent radio station, WNCW. The band followed with its second album, Beauty Will Come, in June 2012.
Red June has been capturing the hearts of audiences across the country and has performed at the renowned Music City Roots live radio show in Nashville, TN as well as Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Suwannee Springfest and the 25th anniversary MerleFest.
Intriguing. Illustrative. Appalachian inspired. Red June.
Ancient Dreams is available on Organic Records April 15, 2014. For more on Red June, visit www.redjunemusic.com