Tip a ten-gallon hat to a bandleader writing her own name onto Texas’ famed back pages. Ally Venable is poised to release her breakout third album, Texas Honey on the Ruf Records label March 22nd. Produced by another Texas guitar hero, Mike Zito, Texas Honey proves once again the soulful vocal, burn-it-down fretwork and heart-on-sleeve songcraft of Venable has made Texas hers for the taking.
She might only be hitting her twenties, but long-term fans will know this isn’t Ally’s first rodeo. Rewind to her childhood in the post-millennium and this rising star found her voice in church. It was the influence of fiery Texas guitar-slingers like Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, along with the melodic smarts of Miranda Lambert that showed her the path.
She has received many awards including the 2014 and 2015 "Female Guitarist of the Year ", three time winner of "Blues Band of the Year", "Album of the Year"- ETX Music Awards 2017. Guitar Player Magazine stated that," "Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos."
Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. As Bassist, Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady, but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their rockin’ blues sound.
Ally’s recent release ‘Puppet Show’ deputed at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, and continues to represent the future of the blues.