Vensonâ€™s â€œâ€¦astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back graceâ€¦â€ (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues.
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slamminâ€™ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that ‘happiness is a choice’, sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Rocaâ€™s Cannon can deliver.