New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
"Jackie Venson continues to morph into a soul'd up St. Vincent
and we couldn't be more excited for it. Venson's latest dynamite single is "A Million Moments," a revved up blast of electro-soul ...that pairs Venson's thrilling guitar work and powerful vocals with booming synths and both electronic and live drums." (OVRLD)
"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)
"NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH THIS SELF-EMPOWERMENT ANTHEM BY SOUL SINGER JACKIE VENSON." (Afropunk)
"The prolific guitarist/vocalist combines rhythmic groove, smooth vocals and a killer guitar solo, all of which speak to her raw and multifaceted talent." (Culture Collide)
"The Austin native's stage presence exudes joy and excitement for life as her blues-y, rock 'n roll sound carries this tune about freedom and self-acceptance. Her delicate, yet mesmerizing voice and the ease with which her fingers find all the right notes along her guitar's neck will have your head in the clouds." (VIBE Magazine)
"Jackie Venson is one of the most talented up and coming blues guitarists of her generation. 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)
"..A player who loves to explore multiple genres and mix them together into compelling musical hybrids." (Guitar Player)
"...A deeply passionate singer and guitar player who truly feels every word she sings and every note she plays. Every once in a while, her progression will sound faint of stunning classics like Jeff Buckley." (Baeble Music)
Check out Austin-born, idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Jackie Venson and her fierce new single "A Million Moments," via Big Indie Records withe a premiere on OVRLD.
Venson will be performing live at Antone's, Austin on 16th December 2018, where Big Indie Records are set to make their US debut of Big Indie Big Nights; a recurring event where the local label shows off their biggest, brightest talents and provides a stage to emerging artists in Texas.
The single follows up her EP Transcends (9/30/17) and several singles released throughout 2018 following a rave-reviewed performance at this year's Austin City Limits. It combines Venson's staple blend of blues, rock, R&B and soul to create a combustible cocktail that, when mixed with her raw power and warmth, is unforgettable. "A Million Moments "is instantly infectious, fusing alt-pop sensibilities with Venson's undeniably impressive guitar skills to create something that marries the sounds of Gary Clark Jr.
Venson made her UK debut at Two Tribes Brewery earlier this year, in association with DIY and Big Indie Records.
Originally a classical pianist, Venson picked up the guitar shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music. She then made the giant leap from the traditions of classical music to the grittiness of blues and soul. Her live performances revisit what makes music so powerful; emotion and passion. She has already supported the likes of Aloe Blacc, Curtis Harding, TV on the Radio, Gary Clark Jr
and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few, as well as performing at a plethora of prestigious festivals including SXSW, John Coltrane
International Jazz and Blues Festival and Open Air Blues Festival. Venson has also received praise from a number of well-regarded publications including AfroPunk, NPR Music, She Shreds Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine.