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It’s Here!  Special Anniversary Edition CD Limited Print

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About June Rich

June Rich was formed in 1993 by singer-songwriter-acoustic guitarists Vanida Gail and Jackie Murphy.  They met at a party in Philadelphia in 1992 and then moved to Crested Butte, Colorado to focus on songwriting and to establish themselves as original artists.  The band was completed upon their return to Philadelphia in 1994 with the additions of Garry Lee on bass, Allen James on electric guitar and Ronny Crawford on drums and percussion.  The combination of Gail’s soulful voice and Murphy’s elegant and enchanting voice, along with a top notch band, led to their popularity.  The racially diverse band performed a variety of mostly original songs by Gail and Murphy.  Their music was a melange of folk, blues, rock, pop and country which appealed to a wide audience.  In less than a year, June Rich was selling out venues including their home base, the Grape Street Pub in the Manayunk section of Philadlephia where they had a weekly residency.  Upon the release of their debut eponymous CD in 1995, they got a tremendous amount of airplay and support from Philadelphia’s non-commercial Triple A radio station WXPN, as well as on numerous other stations around the country.  They were also voted Best Band in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.

The band went on to release Rain in 1997 and they continued to tour, performing at major festivals and venues around the country.  They disbanded in 1998.

All the band members are very excited about reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut CD.  They hope to see all their old friends and fans as well as make some new ones.

What they said…

In the buzz bin this week are Philly’s very hot and ready to be signed June Rich. Think Indigo Girls times 5 and you’ve got a serious catalog artist, not one of these smash-and-grab hype bands… “– Bruce Warren, WXPN

Powerful… they sing with an amazing passion that is truly mesmerizing… and their songwriting parallels in strength with their vocals.” – Mike Morrison, WXPN

One act that I was unfamiliar with that won me over was Philadelphia’s June Rich, fronted by a very strong lyrical and vocal female duo.” – Rob Bleetstein, The Gavin Reporter

We were intrigued by the sound of this band from the moment WXPN exposed this as their featured album a while back. Once you enjoy the Indigo Girl-Esque styling on such moving numbers as “Goodnight,” “No Answer” and “Kandy and Gimmy,” we’re sure the secret will be shared elsewhere.– FMQB, September 1, 1995

Discography:

June Rich, Longview Records, 1995
Rain, Hard Time Records, 1997
Song “No Answer” on compilation CD Main Stage Live: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Signature Sounds, 1999)

Performance Highlights:
Philadelphia Folk Festival
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
WXPN Singer-Songwriter Festival
Mountain Stage nationally syndicated radio show
First band to perform at the re-opened Electric Factory