Jackie Venson

United States TXAustin

Passion never dies. It grows stronger every day. Obsessed with music from an early age, singer and songwriter Jackie Venson immersed herself in its study, attending the Berklee College of Music to practice classical piano. However, it wasn’t until she switched to the electric guitar, that her long-simmering passion for emotive live performance was realized. Abandoning the straight-laced world of classical for the raw power of blues and soul, Venson has since been tirelessly honing her skills into an intoxicating amalgam of blues, rock, r&b and soul with deeply heartfelt lyrics. Having just released her latest studio album 'Joy', Venson is in the midst of her global 'Joy to the World' tour, which will see her playing shows all the way from Alaska to Austria and back!

'[She] demonstrates how fierce of a performer she is, with a natural stage presence and the skills to back it up.' NPR

'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.' - AFROPUNK

'Joy showcases both Venson’s spellbinding guitar skills and her unique ability to blend blues, rock, R&B and soul into an idiosyncratic sound that’s unmistakably hers.' - GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

'Her muscular fretwork is balanced by a singing voice that radiates warmth and spirit.' - CHICAGO SUN TIMES

'The production values are up, the bass is low, the eighties inflection is apparent, and the dreamy nature of the track provides a strong teaser for what we can look forward to as Venson prepares to take the next steps in her career.' - TEXAS MONTHLY

'Austin’s Jackie Venson fuses electric Hendrix-meets-Prince blues guitar and a panoply of synthesized voices and vibes, eagerly and fluidly passing through genres to never quite call one home. Genre-bending is à la mode today, but when orchestrated with her kind of finesse, it’s really the artist that becomes the genre.' - PREMIER GUITAR

'Jackie Venson is truly an Austin legend in the making.' - FORBES

'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

'Austin blues guitarist Jackie Venson knows what it’s like to win audiences over, one note at a time.' - GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE