Wyoming vocalist April June leads band into Billings

2012-03-02T00:00:00Z Wyoming vocalist April June leads band into Billings The Billings Gazette
March 02, 2012 12:00 am

With a voice remiscent of Bonnie Raitt, Wyoming singer April June Bretzman is performing at show on Saturday, March 3, at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub.

Bretzman, who is from Story, Wyo., is described as “vibrant, sensual and very bluesy,” with musical influences ranging from Ani DiFranco to Fleetwood Mac, Cat Power and Raitt, to name a few.

Bretzman’s songs are as varied as her background. From somber songs of self-sacrificing soldiers like “Mute” to the hilarious “Ghetto Girl,” she performs autobiographical musing on growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. All of her original music has nothing to do with cows.

Bretzman has toured all over Wyoming and the Oregon coast in a duo called Roscoe and Junie. While on the road, she performed hundreds of shows. It was there that she found her voice.

The April June Band consists of Bretzman on guitar and vocals, Roscoe Lee Snider on vocals and lead guitar, Trent Agee on bass guitar, and Zach Houck on percussion.

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