No Glass Shoes

Ally Venable Band

Connor Ray Music 2016

Review by David Bowling


So what were you doing when you were 17 years old? Or if you are younger than 17, what are your plans?

Houston based, 17 year old Ally Venable is a Blues guitarist/vocalist who fronts her own band and has just released her first album titled No Glass Shoes.

Venable plays an aggressive form of modern day electric blues. She wrote 6 of the 8 tracks, which give her room to improvise and stretch out a bit. As a vocalist, she is mature beyond her years and has a powerful voice that is made for a traditional blues sound.

In some ways, she is a work in progress but if No Glass Shoes is any indication, she shows a lot of promise.

Rating: ***