Like their namesake heirloom apple variety, Red June has strong roots in the Appalachian tradition while constantly forging new ground in American music.
Red June is an acoustic trio from Asheville, NC performing beautifully distilled original Americana music. They are making waves with their dynamic, yet refined sound that features striking three part harmonies, tasteful instrumental work, and honest, soulful songwriting that seamlessly blends old-time, bluegrass, roots rock, and traditional country music. 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.
Red June is Will Straughan on resonator guitar, guitar and vocals, John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, guitar and vocals, and Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals. The three have been longtime friends, and 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. Their second album, "Beauty Will Come" releases on June 5th, 2012, and takes their signature sound to another level.
“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.” --Monty Chandler, Charlotte Music Examiner