Sara Grace & Ally Venable – Blues x 2 - Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

Sara Grace & Ally Venable – Blues x 2

Date: 4/24/2021
Time: 7 PM

Ticket Price: $20

Sarah Grace is a 17-year-old Indie/Roots singer and musical powerhouse from Houston, Texas. To start off the decade, Sarah Grace has signed with Ruf Records, a premier roots record label. She was a semi-finalist from Season 15 of The Voice, and Sarah Grace’s powerful performance of “Amazing Grace” on The Voice can be described as her signature moment, establishing her as a legitimate artist. Sarah Grace is no stranger to the stage, having performed 100 shows in 2018, and having just finished a 2019 national tour with her band Sarah Grace and The Soul, comprised of equally talented musicians. They have won multiple accolades including being named the “Best Newcomer” for 2019 by the Houston Press. Her most recent accolade was being named a 2020 National YoungArts winner in Popular Voice. YoungArts is the most prestigious competition in the country for art students; its alumni include the likes of Josh Groban, Timothée Chalamet, and Billy Porter.

A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Lead guitarist and vocalist, Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and at 12, picking up a guitar and finding her passion, established herself as a Texas Blues Guitar Slinger. 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.”
She has received many awards including the East Texas Music Award in 2014 and 2015 for “Female Guitarist of the Year”, three-time winner of the “Blues Band of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Entertainer of the Year,” in 2018
2nd Place – Dallas International Guitar Show 10 Under 20 Contest 2015
Ally’s 2018 release ‘Puppet Show’ debuted at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, featuring Gary Hoey & Lance Lopez.
Each of Ally’s bandmates is versatile on multiple instruments. Drummer, Elijah Owings brings a steady, and dynamic sound. Bassist, Braeden Stubbs & Keyboardist, Fernando De Los Santos bring a classic and energetic style when performing with Ally. They are the backbone of the band’s Rockin’ Blues sound, and they continue to represent the future of the blues.

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