Austin-born, soul/pop guitarist/vocalist, Jackie Venson, announces the relaese of her new video, “Don’t Lie to Me”,” follow up to her EP Transcends (9/30/17), hot off a string of official SXSW show and amidst an international tour and upcoming NYC residency at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3. View her tour dates HERE.
Jackie was hand-picked by NPR as a “Tiny Desk Entries We Love.” She also received the honor of being incorporated in a mural celebrating Black History Month, painted on the East Side of Austin. Check out the mural HERE.
The album debuted on Relix Magazine and grabbed the attention of Gary Clark Jr., who she toured with throughout 2017. Produced by Michael Ramos(John Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys, Paul Simon) and mixed by Boo Mitchell (John Mayer, Mark Ronson, Mississippi All Stars)., Transcends garnered Venson a nominaion as “artist of the year” for the Austin Music Awards as well as praise from Guitar Player, Guitar World, The Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly and Texas Monthly, and guest guitarist spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
WATCH ” TRANSCENDS:” “With today’s modern rock overrun by formulaic pop-rock choruses, purposeless guitar solos, and desperate electronic bass integrations, Venson sets fire to the faux-rock sounds plaguing the airwaves. With veracity and candor, she has been winning fans over left and right through heartfelt lyrics, a powerful voice and unapologetic guitar work” (EARMILK)
WATCH “FIGHT” “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH THIS SELF-EMPOWERMENT ANTHEM BY SOUL SINGER JACKIE VENSON, “FIGHT.” (Afropunk)
“The Austin native’s stage presence exudes joy and excitement for life as her blues-y, rock ‘n roll sound carries this tune about freedom and self-acceptance. Her delicate, yet mesmerizing voice and the ease with which her fingers find all the right notes along her guitar’s neck will have your head in the clouds.” (VIBE Magazine)
SheShreds declares:“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.”