The Pilgrimage Festival was held Sept. 23 - 24 in Franklin, TN. at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm for its third year. Headlining Saturday night was Justin Timberlake and Sunday night was Eddie Vedder. Other acts included a couple of Focus’ favorites, Valerie June and Sinclair, recently featured in the Sept./Oct. issues of Focus Mid-South and Focus Middle Tennessee.
The voice on the phone is girlish and sweet with a distinct Jackson, Tennessee Southern drawl. She is fresh off a European tour, but back in New York for this interview. She is a friend of a friend of a Memphis friend but could just as well be my younger sister as we chat about her life and music. She is strikingly open and earnest and enjoying all of the great things that are happening in her career.