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Jackie Venson

Singer and guitarist from Austin, Texas

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Jackie Venson

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Austin-based singer and guitarist Jackie Venson. Her infectious and joyful sound, even when playing the blues, makes me wonder why she isn't a bigger deal. It'll come, I'm sure of it. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an interview with Jackie Venson on The Bluegrass Situation.

"Keep On" by Jackie Venson
2019 | Singer and guitarist from Austin, Texas

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The thing I’m taking with me [from living through the pandemic] is the fact that there’s never any need to be desperate, there’s never any reason to act out of desperation. There’s no person or contract to be signed that holds the “keys to the kingdom.” There is no kingdom. We are IN the kingdom. We just exist within different perspectives of it. Maybe your perspective in the kingdom right now is that you’re a baby band, you’ve just established yourself. You’re in the same kingdom as Beyoncé! You’re just standing in a different spot than her. There are thousands of spots you can stand in this kingdom. Beyoncé’s spot isn’t the only one that’s good. There are lots of places to stand! Millions of artists, that you don’t know about, are standing in pretty sweet spots in this kingdom that we all exist within, together.

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