My KUTX: Jackie Venson

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Jackie Venson

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020

Jackie Venson is KUTX’s October Artist of the Month. Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX.

Austin’s Jackie Venson trained at Berklee College of Music on piano, but an entire world of sound and possibility opened up for her after graduation. Venson picked up the guitar in 2011, turning herself into an in-demand blues shredder. Over time, she’s added new elements, culminating in three very different releases this year that showcase her electronic side and her command of a stage. Her fourth album of 2020, Vintage Machine, drops on October 30, and on November 20, she’ll celebrate with a socially-distanced show at ACL Live that also doubles as a fundraiser for Black Fret.

This week on My KUTX, Venson debuts as our guest DJ, offering up a mix of songs that highlight her own musical journey, her influences, and her desert island favorites. Hear Jackie Venson’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 24 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Jackie Venson – “Make Me Feel”]

1. Girling – “The Blood Mothers”

2. Sweet Spirit – “The Power”

3. Citizen Cope – “Let The Drummer Kick”

4. Full Service – “Lately”

5. Lauryn Hill – “Every Ghetto, Every City”

6. Santigold – “Disparate Youth”

7. Massive Attack – “Teardrop”

8. Sade – “Cherish The Day”

9. Gorillaz – “November Has Come”

10. Steely Dan – “FM”