After a blistering guitar solo went viral on TikTok, all eyes are on Austin native Jackie Venson. It’s a good time to capitalize at the Austin-American Statesman’s new free concert series, the Drop. Evolution of Joy, a re-release of her 2019 album Joy, dropped January 27, featuring robust, full-band versions of the originals that take her expressive, bluesy guitar licks to even greater heights. Venson marks the occasion with a performance and record signing at Waterloo, with the free, all-ages show serving as a double celebration: Venson also turns 33, and she’s bringing a birthday cake to share with the class.
Fri., Feb. 3, 5pm