Texas blues rocker Ally Venable returns with Real Gone, produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge and featuring Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.
Texas blues-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Ally Venable, entertains wherever she goes. With her signature glitter dresses and black knee-high boots, Venable comes off of the ropes swinging while dazzling crowds on tour or throughout the festival circuit.
"Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos." - Guitar Player Magazine
A Kilgore, Texas native, Ally began singing at church at four and picked up the guitar at age 12. By 13, she started her own band and through her early influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan captured the passion and yearning for more in the blues genre. Early releases, No Glass Shoes (2016) and Puppet Show (2018), started her fanbase, charting radio play, and several East Texas Music Awards. It was 2019’s No. 2 Billboard blues-charting Texas Honey and rocking sets on Ruf’s European Blues Caravan tour that propelled her internationally.
“Ally is the future of blues and the crossover music of American roots-rock.” - Mike Zito.
In what silenced many musicians during the pandemic, Venable, now in her 20s, released another Billboard blues-charting album, Heart of Fire (2021), which challenged her to write not only about love but the unguarded honesty of feeling pain. ”On this album, I really wanted to create a tone of overcoming your struggles and persevering through them,” she explains.
Mentor and featured artist on Heart Of Fire, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, lent his guitar skills on XM Bluesville’s charting song, “Bring on the Pain.” In 2022, Guitar World Magazine named Ally No. 2 on the top 15 Young Guns Making the Gibson Les Paul Cool Again list, and she received the Road Warrior award from the Independent Blues Music Awards. Along with Ally’s own tour domestically and in Europe, her band has supported Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd throughout the US, as well as Colin James in Canada. She has performed as a featured artist on the Experience Hendrix Show at the ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.