|Birth Name||Jackie Venson|
|Born||February 5, 1990, Austin, Texas, USA|
|Genres||Blues, Soul, Pop|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist|
Jackie Venson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Austin, Texas.
In April 2014, Venson entered the Modern Southern Music Competition and won a headlining spot on the Belk Summer Tour. She opened for country artists Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and James Taylor. She has also performed at the Austin Urban Music Festival. Austin City Hall declared May 21, 2014 Jackie Venson Day, and held a concert in her honor to raise money for an Austin music school.
Soul-pop stylist Jackie Venson has been conquering the road-warrior touring circuit, and gained an enviable spot on Gary Clark, Jr.’s tour. The Strat-wielding songstress’ new EP, Transcends, extends her melodic reach to a wider audience with a bundle of passion, fret board acumen, and conviction. With a pleasing voice, an ear for melody, composing chops, and emotionally intelligent lyrics, Venson brings grit and a fresh perspective to the pop genre, paired with visceral guitar intensity.
Venson’s influences include Buddy Guy, Sade, and Alicia Keys. Her voice has been compared to Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse.