“I grew up in Austin in the time period that people became smoke-conscious. When I turned 21, the bars had already gone smokefree inside. I didn’t realize how terrible singing and breathing in cigarette smoke felt until I toured Europe for the first time in my mid-twenties. Since then I realized it is a serious physical detriment to exist and especially perform indoors while people are smoking. I fully support the Smokefree Movement for my own health and for public health.”

Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her beautifully complex usic and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr., Aloe Blacc, and Citizen Cope, to name a few. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule, and the wave of social change sweeping across the country, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting wht her fans directly and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country. On April 20, Jackie released a new EP titled, “jackie the robot vol 1” composed entirely of remixes that re-imagine Jackie’s critically acclaimed catalogue, showcasing her growth as both a musician and a producer. The fall, Jackie will be releasing her next studio album “Vintage Machine,” her first studio follow up to 2019’s “Joy.” With the uncertainty of the times we’re living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson – she’s going to play her music, speak her truth, and spread as much joy as she can doing it.