By Myki Angeline
Austin-born indie/blues guitarist/vocalist, Jackie Venson, released her live album, Jackie Venson Live, to rave reviews from publications including Guitar Player Magazine, Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly, Texas Monthly, and Bitch Media among others, and recently performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The live album is a raw follow-up to her 2015 studio full-length, The Light in Me.
She Shreds states, “Jackie Venson is one of the most talented up and coming blues guitarists of her generation. With a gorgeous singing voice, a guitar style that is both dynamic and technically precise, and music that blends genres, she is one to watch out for".
Visit her website and purchase Jackie Venson Live HERE.
Daughter of Austin music staple, Andrew Venson, Jackie’s early drive for music led her to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she picked up a guitar for the first time. Inspired by blues, R&B and pop artists alike, Venson draws on diverse influences ranging from Buddy Guy to Sade to Alicia Keys. In April of 2014, she was handpicked from over 2,000 entries by Southern retail chain, Belk, for their Belk Fashion Lounge concert series. Throughout the series’ five amphitheater performances, she supported famed country and southern icons Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and James Taylor. The Austin American-Statesman has hailed her sound as “an astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace.”
Jackie Venson completed a successful European tour in 2015, along with several U.S. dates in 2016.
Below is “Rollin On'” by Jackie Venson: 6 minutes of pure-blues recorded LIVE!