Will Jackie Venson be Austin’s next breakout music star? That has looked increasingly possible over the past couple of years, as the native Austinite has been on a steady career rise with acclaimed albums, sharpened artistic instincts and a growing live-show fan base. Thursday’s milestone was Venson’s biggest yet: Taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live.

As visible as Venson has been on the local scene lately, she remains largely unknown nationally, with the exception of those who caught her sets opening for Gary Clark Jr. on tour. When her “ACL” taping airs nationwide on PBS next month, it
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