There's something about Texas. Open up the history books and you'll find the Lone Star State at the eye of every rock 'n' roll storm. Pull up a stool in any bar-room and you'll still hear Southern gentlemen spin stories of ZZ Top, Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Now tip a ten-gallon hat to the bandleader writing her own name onto the state's famed back pages, as Ally Venable releases breakout third album, - Texas Honey Debuted as #2 on the Billboard Blues Charts featuring Eric Gales and Mike Zito.
A Power house from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Lead guitarist and vocalist, Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and at 12, picking up a guitar and finding her passion, established herself as a Texas Blues Guitar Slinger. 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."
She has received many awards including the East Texas Music Award in 2014 and 2015 for "Female Guitarist of the Year" , three time winner of the "Blues Band of the Year,” "Album of the Year,” and “Entertainer of the Year,” in 2018
2nd Place - Dallas International Guitar Show 10 Under 20 Contest 2015
Ally’s 2018 release ‘Puppet Show’ debuted at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, featuring Gary Hoey & Lance Lopez.
Each of Ally's band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. As bassist, Bobby Wallace is a master of his craft and years of experience enhance the band. Drummer, Elijah Owings brings a steady, but dynamic sound to the band. Keyboardist, Fernando De Los Santos from Seville, Spain, brings a classic and energetic style when performing with Ally. They are the backbone of the band's Rockin' Blues sound, and they continue to represent the future of the blues.
Record Label: Ruf Records
Endorsements: Ernie Ball, Category 5 Amplification, Fishman Pickups, Knaggs Guitars, Galaxy Audio, Clothing from Everything That Blings
'Puppet Show' hits #9 on iTunes Blues Charts
'Puppet Show' hits #7 on Billboard Blues Charts
American Blues Scene Article
2018 - Awarded "Entertainer of the Year" - Etc Music Awards
2018 - Nominated for "Best New Artist" - Independent Blues Awards
2018 - Nominated for "Best Blues Rock Band" - Independent Blues Awards
2017 - Awarded " Best Blues Band" - ETX Music Awards
2017 - Awarded " Best Album of The Year" - ETX Music Awards
2016- Awarded "Best Blues Band of the Year" - ETX Music Awards
2015- "Best Female Guitarist of The Year" - ETX Music Awards
2015 - "Best Blues Band of The Year" - ETX Music Awards
"Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos" -Guitar Player Magazine
"The hottest new guitarist in blues music" - Good Times Magazine
“This album shines like a beacon...All in all, this is an exceptional album” -Blues Rock Review
" The solos are almost compositions by themselves, she can play fast, bust she also plays musically...Venable is the real deal," - American Blues Scene
“Puppet Show illustrates Venable’s remarkable writing skills. This is a strong and vibrant album and highly recommended”
-Making A Scene
"As their performance begins your mind isn't fully grasping what you are seeing and hearing on stage. You notice a level of established comfort that radiates from the young performer."- New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
"Venable is the new face and sound (and fury) of time's up girl power." -Midwest Record Entertainment
"Best New Artist: The Ally Venable Band (She may be working in a traditional genre — the blues — but Ally Venable does what she does well. And she’s still only in her teens!) BLURT!" – BEST OF DAVE STEINFELD / New York, NY