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Jackie Venson / Press

“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...”

“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.”

“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”

“...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.”

"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."

“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...”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Jackie Venson may be young, but she’s already got years of music experience behind her.”

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

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

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

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


“With heartfelt songs written and performed with such sincerity, Jackie performs with style and grace.”

“Though there are many vibrant voices that come our way daily, a lot don't get to stand on a table and shout out loud, but Venson, on the other hand, has the boisterous attitude as well as the creative drive to create tunes her way without bending to any so-called rules, and those elements will spark and have her elbow her way to the front of the line without a misstep.”

“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.”

“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...”

“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.”

“Aside from being fantastic on the guitar and a great singer/songwriter, she's an accomplished pianist as well.”