MUSIC IS IN MY BONES
Passion never dies.
It grows stronger every day.
“It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence”
Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues and soul.
Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention with a vibrant musical soul and passionate control of her instruments, that reach far beyond her age. As she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul and more with her introspective lyrics, the message is clear- when you’re listening to Jackie you hear the “Truth in Music”.
Her live performances revisit what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – it’s who she is!
“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.” (read the full article here)
“Also known for her skill as a guitarist, Venson’s dynamic approach to music, honed as a student at Boston’s Berklee College, brings together blues, soul and pop in a way you’ve never heard before.” (read the full article here)
“…there are many other musicians out there who have toiled for decades and still don’t have half the musical smarts of this 25 year old guitarist.” (read the full article here)
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
“…she fearlessly presents a number of styles, feels, and moods—all anchored by a rainbow of Stratocaster sounds.” (read the full article here)
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE
“Austin blues guitarist Jackie Venson knows what it’s like to win audiences over, one note at a time.” (read the full article here)
“…you will see a deeply passionate singer and guitar player who truly feels every word she sings and every note she plays.” (read the full article here)
“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.” (read the full article here)
CHICAGO SUN TIMES
“Her muscular fretwork is balanced by a singing voice that radiates warmth and spirit.” (read the full article here)
“Venson’s ability to connect with listeners through her smoldering vocals and expressive, blues-inspired guitar playing has earned her a spot as a rising star in the Austin music scene.” (read the full article here)