Jackie Venson Band with Roxy Roca


Time: 9:00pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $15 Adv/$20 Day
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It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence.

Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) 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”.

In recognition of her dedication to her craft, said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”

Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.
Having finished her second tour of Europe and the recent declaration of “Jackie Venson Day” (May 21st) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, TX, there’s no doubt she has every reason to lead the way with the trademark smile that accompanies her magnificent musicianship.

Roxy Roca-
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that 'happiness is a choice', sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has grown in leaps and bounds in its seven-year existence. In 2015, the band had it's first official release, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Stag Records. Recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm, the record captures the classic sounds reminiscent of Stax, Motown, and Domino Records.

Most recently Roxy Roca completed the recording of their second studio album at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet). With plans for release in early 2018, the band continues to play shows throughout the United States and will finish out the year with Roxy Roca's first ever Japanese tour.

“I think Roxy Roca is a Hot Band and the public and the music industry need to watch. These guys are on the rise!!!”
—Lee Fields

“A very nice mix of old and new. These guys are on the right track in keeping music real and alive. Soulful and entertaining.”
—Larry Braggs (vocalist, Tower of Power)

"I had the opportunity to catch and work with one of the best bands out here today, the name is Roxy Roca. They are super hot! If you see this band you will be hooked forever! "
—Grammy Winning Blues Legend Bobby Rush

“My favorites!! An explosive soul-n-roll, take-no-prisoners dance-off. This is the deal. The REAL deal. Mitch Ryder meets The MGs in the back alley of The Continental Club. It’s a high energy Detroit Texas rumble goin’ on!!”
—Kevn Kinney (vocalist, Drivin N Cryin)


9:00 pm
Jackie Venson
11:00 pm
Roxy Roca