Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie Venson has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr., Aloe Blacc, and Citizen Cope to name a few.
With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule, and the wave of social change sweeping across the country, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting with her fans directly, and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country.
On April 20th, Jackie released a new EP titled Jackie the Robot, Vol. 1, composed entirely of remixes that re-imagine Jackie's critically acclaimed catalogue, showcasing her growth as both a musician and producer. In October, Jackie released her latest studio album Vintage Machine, her first studio follow-up to 2019's Joy. Music from Vintage Machine was featured heavily on Jackie's taping for Austin City Limits' 46th season. She released the full set on Live at Austin City Limits in December. With the uncertainty of the times we're living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson; she's going to play her music, speak her truth, and spread as much joy as she can doing it.