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Jackie Venson

Mar 15, 2024

7:00pm – 7:30pm CT

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

Heralded as one of “Austin’s rising stars” by Rolling Stone and “an Austin legend in the making” by Forbes, Jackie Venson has established herself as one of the most commanding performers to come out of Texas. An Austin native, Venson has shared the stage with icons like Gary Clark Jr and Melissa Etheridge and even performed with Alanis Morissette and Lainey Wilson at the 2023 CMT Awards. Venson’s breakthrough album Joy received critical acclaim upon its release in 2019, and while the pandemic stood in the way of touring plans for the next year, Venson nonetheless found new levels of fame with her livestreaming presence throughout 2020, which led to her landing the #9 position on Pollstar’s Top 50 Livestreamers list for the year and a booking on the legendary Austin City Limits. In 2021 Venson collaborated with renowned producer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) on Love Transcends, a love letter to Texas blues rock in all its forms. Venson followed that up with Evolution of Joy, a reimagining of Joy that was created with help of producer Frenchie Smith (Toadies, Jet), and the duo teamed up again for 2023’s Ghost in the Machine, an electro funk, jazz-infused guitar pop album.

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