A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene.Lead vocalist and guitarist, 19 year-old Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and when she turned 12, picked up the guitar, and there was no turning back. 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.”
A recipient of many awards, Ally has is a two-time winner of the East Texas Music Award for “Female Guitarist of the Year ” and was also three-time ETX Music Award winner for “Blues Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year.”
Ally’s bandmates are multi-instrumentalists. Bassist, Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Classically trained musician and drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady, but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their rockin’ blues sound.
Keith Howe formed and led the Blue on Black Band from its concept in 2001 through to its finish in 2013.
During that time they 'self released' 3 CD's
During the Bands 11 years, they toured the UK, Europe and USA alongside some wonderful Artists which include Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Deep Purple, Peter Frampton, Thunder, The Hamsters, Wilko Johnson, Larry Miller, Poppa Chubby and many more.
After the Band returned from a short tour of the Netherlands in October 2012, personnel decided that they did not want to continue any more so the decision was made to finish the band at Christmas with the last gig being played on Dec 13th 2012.
Now writing, recording and working on live appearances as a Solo Artist, Howe released his first solo album "That's the Vibe" in January.