JACKIE VENSON – WEDNESDAY, 10/26 @ 5:30PM
“With an astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace it was easy to believe that we were participating in the origin story of Austin’s next great export — a Gary Clark Jr. level talent who speaks boldly through her guitar while simultaneously entrancing with her gorgeous smoky voice.” Austin American-Statesman
A native Texan, Jackie Venson intimately portrays her love for the Blues through thoughtful lyrics, screamin’ guitar solos and an unforgettable voice.Jackie Venson is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Austin, Texas. Her unique voice is certain to appeal to music fans of all ages. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Jackie studied composition and studio production. She has accumulated more than 13 years of piano experience, 6 years of singing, 7 years of songwriting, and 2 years of intensive guitar study.
“When I began writing the Rollin’ On compilation I was buried in stress over the fact that I had decided to essentially start over playing a new instrument, the Guitar. Originally a piano player, I had grown tired of the instrument and wanted to explore writing a new kind of song. After months of jamming with my friends and exploring new styles of music, my first original on guitar, “Oh Na Na”, hit me like a ton of bricks. The flood gates were opened and the rest of the album practically came over night.
Writing my own stuff on guitar has been the most exciting experience to date since I learned my first classical song on piano as a young kid. Writing this album breathed new life into me and I hope it does the same for anyone who listens.”