Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson


The power is with the people now and I love that world. It’s the only world I want to be in.


By Roadtrip Nation

Jackie Venson


My road in life has been direct.
I started playing piano when I was 8 years old and was pretty intensely dedicated to it growing up.
I spent 13 years playing piano but ultimately decided that while I loved the music, I didn’t like the rigidity of the classical environment.
While watching a student concert at the music college I attended, I was inspired by one of the students rocking out on his guitar—I started thinking that maybe I could start a whole new persona.
I took up guitar at 21 years old and decided that it was my dream to become the next big musician out of Texas.
For the first several years, I really felt an urgency to realize that dream—which fueled me to find my manager and producer.
I eventually came to the realization that I have so much time to accomplish my goals and I’ve since slowed down a bit and take on new gigs and projects one day at a time.
Keep following my journey


High School
Contemporary Writing and Production
Berklee College of Music



I write and perform my original music.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

There isn't really a typical day. If I'm in the process of writing, I spend a lot of time in my home studio putting together beats and melodies. If I'm recording an album, I'm in a professional studio for 10-12 hours straight with the producer and my band getting all the parts just right. When I'm on the road, we often have to drive to the next town during the day, load in, sound check, chill for a bit, then get on stage and perform. It can get hectic but I can't see myself doing anything else!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

While there is no set path for this career, I'd recommend reading about mine and seeing if it applies. There are several ways to enter this field. I think the future is bright for anyone who wants a career as a musician. It used to be that the equipment was so expensive that only record companies had it. Now, it's become much more affordable. You can get affordable gear and make a really great record. It's also so easy to share links to your work, have your friends share it, and gain followers.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"This is my dream but I started late, so I need to make this happen as soon as possible."

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