Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 19, 2013

Valerie June, a Tennessee artist who serves her Southern fried Americana with a side of gritty blues, appeared on Leno last night. Fronting a five-piece combo she threw down a smoking hot stomp ‘n’ roll rendition of ‘You Can’t Be Told.’ Totally worth a look if you’re willing to sit through 3 minutes of online ads. (Really, NBC???)

June is playing on the BMI stage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on both weekends of ACL Festival. She is also playing an aftershow at Antone’s on Friday, October 11 with Junip. Tickets available here.