Pop guitar virtuoso/vocalist Jackie Venson has released her new single/live video, Flying! The new release from this Austin-based indie-blues artist arrives ahead of her upcoming EP Transcends, which drops on September 30th. Venson is currently on a nationwide tour, including selected dates performing with guitar legend (and fellow Austin native) Gary Clark Jr. Venson’s music has been described as an “astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace” by the Austin American Statesman, and she has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, and Amy Winehouse along with 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 into the raw and gritty blues.
Enthralled with music since the age of eight, Venson’s sound blends blues, rock, R&B, and soul with introspective lyrics, which showcase her goal of conveying “Truth in Music”. Her emotional live performances resist the flash, in favor of a clean and honest sound. She has been featured in Vibe, Guitar Player and Guitar World magazine, and recently finished her second tour of Europe. Venson received the ultimate honor from her beloved hometown when Austin declared May 21st to be “Jackie Venson Day”. Quite a compliment from a city known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”.
Watch the new live video and download Flying on iTunes today!