Today, we've teamed up with up-and-coming guitarist Jackie Venson to present the exclusive premiere of her new album, Joy.
Set for release tomorrow, Joy showcases both Venson's spellbinding guitar skills and her unique ability to blend blues, rock, R&B and soul into a idiosyncratic sound that's unmistakably hers. You can check out a full stream of Joy below.
"There is so much darkness in the world and so many obstacles, both internally and externally, for us navigating our own way," Venson told Guitar Player. "Joy is my stance, my flag in the ground, because despite so much darkness there always is a light on somewhere and I choose to focus on that. This album is about my experiences and how I came out of them with my light still on.”
Venson has already supported the likes of TV on the Radio, Gary Clark Jr. and Earth, Wind and Fire on tour, and has a number of her own headline tour dates in store for this spring. You can check out her full itinerary below.
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Jackie Venson 2019 Tour Dates:
Fri, APR 12: The Paramount Theatre—Austin, TX
Sat, APR 13: Main Street Garden Park—Dallas, TX
Fri, APR 26: McGonigel's Mucky Duck—Houston, TX
Sat, APR 27: Josey Records—Tulsa, OK
Sun, APR 28: Guthrie Green—Tulsa, OK
Fri, JUN 07: Zur alten Post—Wegberg, Germany
Sat, JUN 08: Festival New Orleans—Fürth, Germany
Sun, JUN 09: Tin Star Saloon—Eygelshoven, Netherlands
Mon, JUN 10: BEL AIR—Breda, Netherlands
Tue, JUN 11: Blue Devils—Orléans, France