Jackie Venson

Artist bio

Austin-born indie/blues guitarist/vocalist, Jackie Venson, announces the release of her live album, Jackie Venson Live, due out September 16, 2016. The live record offers a raw follow-up to her 2015 studio full-length, The Light in Me. 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. She is set to release a live album this fall. (She Shreds)

Daughter of Austin music staple, Andrew Venson, Jackies early drive for music led her to Bostons 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.

"Austins got no shortage of indie blues musicians whose music sounds great from a coffeehouse stage, but it only has a few who can put together the total package of eclectic, soulful jams and a stridently powerful voice the way that Jackie Venson can." (Texas Monthly) With a 2015 European tour already under her belt, Venson is slated for early 2016 performances across the United States. The blues singer will bring her energetic live sound to record with the late 2016 release of Jackie Venson Live.