In This Episode – Jackie Venson

Recorded at the end of 2019 at the icon blues club Antone’s in Austin, this chat with Jackie Venson foreshadows events that would unfold in Summer 2020. Just a few weeks before launching this episode, Jackie took a stand. She publicly turned down an invitation to play the perennial event “Blues on The Green” which is hosted by Austin City Limits Radio.

Listen to the episode to find out why she turned it down and what history-changing result came of it.

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In this episode, Jackie Venson covers:

  • The “zen” aspects of not hyper-focusing on career goals
  • Why cities like Austin struggle with musical and racial diversity  
  • Standing up for yourself in business and creative decisions
  • Technology’s role in her live performances
  • Who would be in her “dream band”  

Show Notes


“Keep On” song by Jackie Venson
Host: Thea Wood
Production: Podcast Engineers
Voiceover: Cathryn Wood
Feature photo: Waveform Studio
Recorded live at Antone’s in Austin,
Texas Shoppers club music provided by https://www.free-stock-music.com

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Jackie Venson Links

Web site: JackieVenson.com
Buy Jackie Venson’s Music on iTunes

Listen to Jackie Venson on Spotify

“Always Free” performed live at Stubb’s Outdoor during ACL Late Night with Gary Clark Jr.
Video edited by Supora Carr
Shot by Arts + Labor

“Joy” official video released in 2019. Directed by Andrew Bennett Produced by Dorothy Bennett.  

“Keep On” recorded at 512 Brewing Company.

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