David Letterman, and his music booker at the Late Show Sheryl Zilikson, continued their ongoing support of Americana and roots music by featuring the solo network TV debut of roots-soul singer/songwriter Valerie June.
Dave yuks it up with Paul Shaffer by playing off Valerie June’s surname by joking “I think she used to be married to Johnny Cash.” June plays along and confirms that it’s true.
Junes makes her debut a memorable one. Her performance “Workin’ Woman Blues” from her debut “Pushin’ Against a Stone” is riveting.
Elizabeth Cook stopped by the Late Show for her third visit to explain the Australian country music scene to David Letterman. Just what makes the Best Bush Ballad!
Cook also performed Tear This Building Down from her current EP Gospel Plow. She was joined by the Georgia Southern University “Southern Pride marching band. Cook is a 1996 graduate of Georgia Southern with dual degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
Anyone catch Elvis Costello on David Letterman last night? He played the title cut from his new Americana album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane Costello was joined onstage by Americana legend Jim Lauderdale.
This isn’t the performance (I will post it when I find it) but it is Letterman from ’96 and pretty sweet rendition of Emmylou and Gram Parsons’ Love Hurts.