When: Sun., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2017
As a part of both Dream Week and MLK weekend, we'll be treated to a special show at the Tobin Center. The show will feature, in a booking choice that was made by someone who really knows what they're doing, Jackie Venson, a neo-soul/indie blues singer-songwriter whose star has risen quickly. The 27 year-old Venson, who already comes off as a seasoned vet in terms of performance and songwriting, makes music that crackles with the peculiar strength that arises from facing turmoil, and chasing peace, through art. Her live performances, in which listeners can truly begin to grasp what a vocal and guitar talent she really is, Venson is capable of rolling through a variety of styles and emotions with an organic ease and warm nonchalance seldom seen. For a fine primer on Venson, check out her Bandcamp page (jackievenson.bandcamp.com), and be sure to listen to her stellar live album Live at Strange Brew. Venson will be joined in this performance by spoken word artist Christoher Michael.