Austin-born, idiosyncratic singer-songwriter/guitarist Jackie Venson announces her empowering new single, “Witchcraft,” ahead of her new EP, Joy, due out April 5, 2019. “Witchcraft” was produced by Jackie Venson and Nick Clark. Clark plays bass in Venson’s band and has worked with numerous Austin artists. Clark is currently in LA working in the studio with Kanye West, playing bass on his upcoming projects. “Witchcraft” is a sultry psych rock track about female empowerment. A pillar belief for Jackie Venson. With this song, Venson asserts herself as a guitar goddess unashamed of her talent or her plans for the future. Venson will be celebrating Joy’s release with a listening party at Native Hostels on April 4th. The event will have activations throughout the venue, Including vinyl listening stations and artist installations inspired by the album. The official release show will take place at Paramount Theatre on April 12th.
The track and EP follow up an exciting 2018, during which Venson released several singles to rave reviews from a number of well-regarded publications including AfroPunk, Grammy.com, EARMILK, NPR Music, She Shreds Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine. “Jackie Venson continues to morph into a soul’d up St. Vincent and we couldn’t be more excited for it…thrilling guitar work and powerful vocals with booming synths and both electronic and live drums.” (OVRLD) Venson’s new releases combine a 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.
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 Austin City Limits, SXSW, John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival and Open Air Blues Festival. 2019 is sure to be one of Venson’s most exciting years yet, as she releases new music and expands her audience further and internationally.
“I have been exposed to a very wide variety of music throughout my life. I consider this a blessing and I am constantly listening to whatever comes my way. This playlist contains phases of my life, where I obsessed over a certain CD or artist or even movie/musical. You will find that it is quite varied, enjoy!” – Jackie Venson
Check out JACKIE VENSON’S Spotify Playlist here.
Jackie Venson has some gigs coming up. Check her out on tour!
Fri. 3/1- The Pigstand in Austin, Texas
Sat. 3/9- New Colossus Festival Big Indie Stage at The Delancey in New York, New York
Fri. 4/12- Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas
Sat. 4/13- Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
Thu. 6/20- Blues Heart & Soul 2019 in Gruner Baum, Austria
Sat. 6/22- Mojo Blues Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri. 8/2- Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, California
Sat. 8/3- Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, California
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