Jackie Venson’s style is as honest as it is advanced, leaving the most technically skilled in awe, and the casual listener inspired. Venson writes, sings, and plays with a vulnerability that leaves her soul bare to the audience, and they love her for it. With virtuoso chops, genuine lyrical content, and catchy melodies, she refuses to fit into any genre, but rather is a master of all genres.  Asheville’s own Marcel Anton will open with his “Electric Church Blues”

Jackie Venson

9:45PM

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence.
“[Venson’s] 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, July 7, 2017). Venson has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary 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 to the raw and gritty blues.

Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention with a vibrant musical soul and passionate control of her instruments, that reach far beyond her tender age. As she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul and more, with her introspective lyrics, the message is clear. When you’re listening to Jackie you hear the “Truth in Music”.

Marcel Anton

9:00PM

Marcel Anton has worked with Blues legends such as Albert Collins, Freddie King, Linda Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Allen and the list goes on. Over the last 20 years he has produced and recorded many CD’s and soundtracks. The live show is animated in the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter , Jimi Hendrix mixed with Gospel roots. A life affirming , exciting and fun show.

Genre: Bluegrass Jazz Classical Rock Classic Rock Southern Rock Acoustic Old-Time Folk Rock Indie Americana Country Folk Blues Reggae World Instrumental Jam Motown Funk Swing Country Western Gypsy Jazz Celtic Singer Songwriter Atl Country Gospel Pop Hip-Hop Honky Tonk R&B Soul Story Teller Oldies Lawn Concert Private Event Brass Outlaw Country Big Band DJ Electronica Theater Dance Party

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