Jackie Venson
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Jackie Venson

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Blues R&B




"Jackie Venson Premieres See What You Want Music Video"

"Venson, a Berklee College of Music graduate, channels the soulful sounds of Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse in her tunes. She also has an impressive set of skills under her belt..." - Guitar World Magazine

"Jackie Venson Plans Her Next Life"

"Austin’s 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

"10 Black Emerging Guitarists You Need To Pay Attention To"

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 Shreds

"Jackie Venson gets "lost in time" on new live single (Nooga premiere)"

Between the incandescence of her fierce nature and the technical proficiency of her fretwork, Venson is poised to show people how this kind of hybrid musical cacophony can move and influence without resorting to overt sentimentality or emotional manipulation. It's the sound of one woman pushing back against a rising tide of assumptions and musical stereotypes, and creating wonder from her own experiences. - Nooga.com

"Austin singer, guitarist pours soul into blues"

"What is even more remarkable about Venson, who has considerable skill and a knack for combining modern influences with old-school blues, is that she has only been playing the blues and guitar for around five years." - El Paso Times

"Jackie Venson Gets Back to Earth With New Sound"

"…Venson presents a classic sound that’s not easy to come by these days. And she makes it seem easy.” - Texas Lifestyle Magazine

"Jackie Venson Proves Tenacious Chops on ‘One Step Forward”"

"The live record offers a raw follow-up to her 2015 studio full-length, The Light in Me and shows Vensons’s tenacity at the blues with a precision cut tone and heartfelt delivery that rivals few today." - Glide Magazine

"Tremendous talent Jackie Venson takes flight at Skylark Lounge"

"With an astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace it was easy to believe that we were participating in the origin story of Austin’s next great export -- a Gary Clark Jr. level talent who speaks boldly through her guitar while simultaneously entrancing with her gorgeous smoky voice." - Austin American-Statesman

"Featured Artist Jackie Venson"

“Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10, 000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing” - BestFan

"Jackie Venson"

“...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.” - Australian Musician

"Bounce Worthy: Jackie Venson"

"Sounding as if Meshell Ndegeocello and Ledisi met for drinks while catching Alice Smith live during one feisty girls night out, Venson brings that kind of raw energy, class and rhythm to her music as she keeps on a steady quest to remodel blues for a new generation." - SoulBounce

"Stream Now: Jackie Venson "The Love I Give""

“I have no idea how Venson has escaped widespread attention for this long, but if you’re the type of person who derives satisfaction from being able to say “I heard it first,” let everyone else’s loss be your gain, and jump on her bandwagon now. With songs this solid, production that knows enough to stand back and let the music breathe, and an effervescent joy that beams through every note she sings...” - PopDose

"Jamming, Breathing, Being: Austin blues musician Jackie Venson takes it one day, one song at a time"

“Austin homegrown Jackie Venson makes blues music for a new generation, sweet-husky vocals intermingling with improvised and complex steel-stringed jams, perfect for live shows, whether in clubs made cozy with warm light or while cocooning crowds at stadiums.” - Soulciti

"Featured Blues Review - 5 of 6"

“Some people just have a little too much talent and, on the evidence of The Light In Me, Austin-native Jackie Venson certainly appears to be one of them.” - Blues Blast Magazine

"See Jackie Venson's Trippy New Video, 'See What You Want'"

“Venson kills it with her crystal-clear vocal delivery, insane musicality ...that will leave you begging for more.” - Joonbug

"Soundcheck: Jackie Venson"

“Seamlessy moving through every genre from Blues and Jazz to R&B and Reggae, Jackie's music has something for every ear.” - Crayon Beats

"Jackie Venson | Can you resist that?"

“...her music is soulful, bluesy and straight from the heart. She is another reminder that Texas is such a music talent hub...” - BandMark

"Get to Know the Artist Jackie Venson"

“Jackie’s music radiates soul and energy, making for an inherently fun listening experience.” - Gadfly

"Blues-Rock singer Jackie Venson releases new track, “See What You Want”"

“...Jackie Venson impresses listeners young and old with her heartfelt lyrics and musical mastery.” - DOA

"Jackie Venson – Jupiter (Ft. KJ Hines) | Featured Video"

“Jackie’s voice has a cool old school vibe with a modern twist that will hypnotize any and all who hit the play button on any one of her singles.” - Hype Hits

"Her classical path to the blues"

“Soul-blues-rocker Jackie Venson... sounds like she must have been wailing on the guitar all her life. Actually, she didn't pick up the instrument until four years ago...” - Mercury News

"Jackie Venson -- The Light in Me"

“It's hard to say which caught my attention first: Jackie Venson's guitar playing or her gorgeous voice. But at the end of the day, it's Venson's songwriting chops that take the prize.” - Adobe and Teardrops

"Interview with Jackie Venson on Guitars, Berklee and her Truth in Music Series"

With heartfelt songs written and performed with such sincerity, Jackie performs with style and grace. - Guitar Girl Magazine

"Bewitched Tension from Songstress and Blues Guitarist JACKIE VENSON"

"That voice is as clear as diamond and as dangerous as glass." - Raw Ramp Magazine

"Jackie Venson Creative Songwriter with Unlimited Guitar Skills"

"Jackie Venson is a whole package of talent, passion, and hard work.” - Sounds So Beautiful

"New Music Videos – Jackie Venson Shreds the Blues"

"Damn, can this girl play the blues! She makes her guitar talk and burn and ache and rock, so I feel it to my core. Oh, and she has a beautiful voice, as well." - Soundwaves Review

"BAEBLE FIRST PLAY: 'Back To Earth' by Jackie Venson"

"...you will see a deeply passionate singer and guitar player who truly feels every word she sings and every note she plays." -

"Music FridayLive!: Jackie Venson to guest on Friday, August 12th, 2016 - See more at: http://www.theaquariusview.com/2016/08/Music-Fridaylive-Jackie-Venson-to-guest-August-12th.html#sthash.1XiPvPpG.dpuf"

"Texas-based Jackie Venson is a Berklee College of music classical music graduate who took up blues rock guitar and blows the roof off every venue she plays in US or Europe." - The Aquarius View


"Local guitarist Jackie Venson has become a staple in the Austin music scene for her expressive voice and incredible guitar playing for a few years now." - Austin.com


The Rollin' On EP (2013)
The Unreleased EP (2013)
The Light in Me (2014)
YouTube B-Sides (2014-2015)



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, June 2014) 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.

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 tender 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”. 

In recognition of her dedication to her craft, Bestfan.com said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”

Her live performances revisits 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 – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.

Having finished her second tour of Europe and the recent declaration of “Jackie Venson Day” (May 21st) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, TX, there’s no doubt she has every reason to lead the way with the trademark smile that accompanies her magnificent musicianship.

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