[Late last month and earlier this October, local guitarist Jackie Venson opened a series of dates for Austin blues slinger Gary Clark Jr. We asked for her reflections.]
If I could put it all in one word, I would say “enriching,” simply because it encompasses the full experience. Gary himself and his team are so relaxed and experienced, and it gives me hope that I too can build a team like that. Being able to experience his show and see how it evolves every night into its own thing is fascinating. Not only because it’s cool being behind the scenes like that, but also it gives me a perspective that most folks, including myself, are usually not offered.