A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, Ally Venable has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. The 22-year-old lead vocalist and guitarist started singing at an early age in church. Then, much to her parent's chagrin, she picked up the guitar and quickly found her passion. She soon established herself as a Texas blues guitar slinger. Guitar Player Magazine weighed in; "Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos." Venable has received many awards, including the East Texas Music Award in 2014 and 2015 for "Female Guitarist of the Year, "three-time winner ETX Music Award winner of "Blues Band of the Year," and "Album of the Year."
Ally's fourth album, Heart of Fire, was released via Ruf Records in Feb 2021. debuted in the Billboard Blues Charts at #2 and stayed in the Top 3 for four consecutive weeks.
Grateful Web is exclusively premiering the video for Ally's version of the legendary Bessie Smith's "Hateful Blues." Per Ally, "I'm very excited for everyone to watch this video of our rendition of Bessie Smith's "Hateful Blues" I wanted to salute her and acknowledge her musically within the video, and I hope people enjoy the sort of time warp the video showcases from traditional scenery to present day!"
Ally hits the road this Fall supporting Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, and Christine "Kingfish" Ingram.
Oct 15 Paramount Theatre* Anderson, IN
Oct 16 The Honeywell Center* Wabash, IN
Oct 17 Ludlow Garage** Cincinnati, OH
Oct 22 Veterans Memorial Civic Center* Lima, OH
Oct 24 Salvage Station* Asheville, NC
Oct 25 Eddie’s Attic Decatur, GA
Oct 27 Maxwell KIng Center* Melbourne, FL
Oct 29 Hardrock Casino Gary, IND
Nov 5 Des Plaines Theatre*** Des Plaines, IL
Nov 6 Arcada Theatre*** St Charles, IL
Nov 7 Victory Theatre*** Evansville, IND
Nov 10 Santander PAC* Reading, PA
Nov 12 Scottish Rite Auditorium*** Collingswood, NJ
Nov 13 Colonial Theatre*** Phoenixville, PA
Nov 14 Whitaker*** Harrisburg, PA
Nov 16 Kodak Center*** Rochester, NY
Nov 17 The Egg*** Albany, NY
Nov 18 Sixth & i**** Washington D.C.
Nov 19 Keswick Theatre **** Glenside, PA
Nov 20 Town Hall*** NY, NY
Nov 21 Bullrun Restaurant Shirley, MA
Dec 4 Hard Rock Casino Gary IND
Dec 31 Six Springs Tavern Richardson, TX
***Kenny Wayne Shepherd
****Christone KIngfish Ingram