Texas Honey Ally Venable
- 1Nowhere To Hide02:55
- 3Texas Honey02:26
- 4Blind To Bad Love03:39
- 5Come And Take It04:48
- 6Love Struck Baby02:30
- 7One Sided Misunderstanding03:58
- 8White Flag02:47
- 9Long Way Home03:16
- 10Running After You03:55
- 11Careless Love03:57
Info for Texas Honey
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 - with production from another local hero. "Ally is the future of the blues and the crossover music of American roots-rock," nods Mike Zito. "She is Texas Honey." Released alongside her appearance on the 2019 Blues Caravan, Ally's Ruf Records debut went down at MARZ Studios in Nederland, Texas, where producer Mike turned the killer songs in her back pocket into the album of her career. "On this album," Ally reflects, "it's still guitar-oriented, but I focused more on the songwriting, the hooks and melodies. I try and write about what goes on in my life, or something that I feel can relate to others. I want my songs to be a release for people, something they can play and enjoy."
Ally Venable, vocals, guitars
Bobby Wallace, bass, backing vocals
Elijah Owings, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Lewis Stephens, piano, Wurlitzer
Eric Gales, guitars, vocals (on Come And Take It)
Mike Zito, rhythm & slide guitars
Tip a ten-gallon hat to a bandleader writing her own name onto Texas’ famed back pages. Ally Venable is poised to release her breakout third album, Texas Honey on the Ruf Records label March 22nd. Produced by another Texas guitar hero, Mike Zito, Texas Honey proves once again the soulful vocal, burn-it-down fretwork and heart-on-sleeve songcraft of Venable has made Texas hers for the taking.
She might only be hitting her twenties, but long-term fans will know this isn’t Ally’s first rodeo. Rewind to her childhood in the post-millennium and this rising star found her voice in church. It was the influence of fiery Texas guitar-slingers like Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, along with the melodic smarts of Miranda Lambert that showed her the path.
She has received many awards including the 2014 and 2015 "Female Guitarist of the Year ", three time winner of "Blues Band of the Year", "Album of the Year"- ETX Music Awards 2017. 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."
Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. As Bassist, Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady, but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their rockin’ blues sound.
Ally’s recent release ‘Puppet Show’ deputed at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, and continues to represent the future of the blues.