It's hard to say which caught my attention first: Jackie Venson's guitar playing or her gorgeous voice. But at the end of the day, it's Venson's songwriting chops that take the prize. While Venson's specialty is her blues guitar, her music seamlessly combines blues, R &B, gospel, and hip-hop.
My favorite tracks are "All Rise" and "Always Free." "All Rise" showcases Venson's soaring vocals and the hopeful, striving energy of her music. "Always Free" exemplifies her sharp lyric writing, dazzling guitar licks, and her keen ear -- you'd be hard-pressed to assign it a genre, and that's fine. This is purely Venson's voice.
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