Soul/Pop guitar virtuoso/vocalist, Jackie Venson, is off to an exciting 2018 and is quickly gaining national recognition. Releasing her new video, "Fight," from her latest EP, Transcends, she has also been nominated as "Artist of the Year" by the Austin Music Awards ahead of US tour throughout January and European dates in February.
Hot off a tour with Gary Clark Jr. and high praise from tastemakers, including Guitar Player, The Austin Chronicle, SheShreds, Austin Monthly, Relix, LadyGunn and Texas Monthly, and a guest spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jackie Venson is revered for her “her willingness to stand naked lyrically and vocally.” (Austin Chronicle) “Few can put together the total package of eclectic, soulful jams and a stridently powerful voice the way that Jackie Venson can." (Texas Monthly)
Transcends was produced by Michael Ramos( John Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys, Paul Simon) and mixed by Boo Mitchell (John Mayer, Mark Ronson, Mississippi All Stars). 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.”
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. She released her debut The Light in Me in 2015 and Jackie Venson Live in 2016, wowing audiences across the globe with her charming stage presence, virtuosic guitar skills and playful energy.