UPDATE: Jackie Venson slayed in her Late Show debut. She’ll be back on the show tonight (Friday) before heading home to play the release party for her new live CD at Antone’s on Sunday. She returns to the show for a three-night stand that kicks off on Monday, Sept. 26.
Local guitarist Jackie Venson has been building heat over the last several years, stunning audiences with her expressive and lyrical electric guitar work. This week she takes her talent to a national audience filling in with Jon Batiste’s band on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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Venson will play the show tonight (Thursday) and Friday this week. For tonight’s show she’ll accompany hip-hop artists Mac Miller and Anderson.Paak, the funky, fly rapper who lit the city on fire during South by Southwest this year.