A powerful acoustic trio from Asheville 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 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.
Like their namesake heirloom apple variety, Red June has strong roots in the Appalachian tradition while constantly forging new musical ground. The band recently released its third album, Ancient Dreams, on Organic Records in April 2014. The new recording features all original songs from the band, highlighting their signature harmonies, emotive songwriting and impeccable musicianship. The album was produced by Tim Surrett of the award-winning bluegrass band, Balsam Range. Tim also contributed his stellar bass playing to Ancient Dreams.
Will, Natalya and John are longtime friends who first jammed together at an Asheville music party in 2005. In late 2008 they formed Red June and went on to release their debut album, Remember Me Well, in September 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 continued to garner much attention with their follow-up recording, Beauty Will Come, released in June of 2012.
Red June has been capturing the hearts of audiences across the country and has performed at the renowned Music City Roots show in Nashville, TN as well as Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Suwannee Springfest and MerleFest."
- A Press Release