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May 20, 2020

Stream Pick: Jackie Venson

By: Laurie Gallardo

Many props to Austin-based artist Jackie Venson for delivering several outstanding live-stream shows during these quarantine times, tying most of them in with community fundraisers.

Venson continues to do so this week with a benefit show supporting the SIMS Foundation, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), and Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME). Don’t miss out on the show tonight, Wednesday May 20th, 9:30 p.m. (Central) on Venson’s Facebook page, and the Facebook pages of HAAM, SIMS and HOME.

The show is paired with a silent auction featuring some amazing guitars up for bid: A Fender Stratocaster American Standard HSS Shawbucker 2016 Sunburst, a Taylor 214ce-SB DLX Sitka Spruce/Rosewood Grand Auditorium with ES2 Electronics, Cutaway 2016, and a Fender Acoustic Wildwood II Vintage 1966 w Natural Wood Finish. Each of these beauties has been restored by the mighty Lauren Ellis, proprietor of MusicMaker. Venson will use these guitars during tonight’s show. The auction is currently live at this link, and wraps up Thursday, May 21st at noon.

-Photography by Ismael Quintanilla III.


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