we're Venna - a working class, husband and wife band from the Midwest who write songs we'd like to hear other people sing to us.
Sometimes our friends join us and play along with their various instruments and we generally have a pretty good time.
So feel free to pour a glass of whatever it is you drink and enjoy some songs. Sing along if you want. Knowing the words is not required.
- Heather & Marky Hladish
Some words on our album Third Generation Hymnal (Broken Circles Records):
"Heather Hladish's voice is buttery smooth, reminiscent of a less manic, less contralto Fiona Apple. The album's subtlest but most important strength is it's mood: There's a warm and cozy atmosphere running throughout that sucks the listener up into their headphones and transports them to the Hladish's living room for an intimate show." - Alternative Press
"The album is full of meaningful lullabies that reach the emotional heights of the best kind of folk music." - MadeofChalk.com
"The delightfully complex sentiments within elevate this release from folk-by-the-numbers into a thoughtful and even liberating treatise on what it means to love." - Muzikdiscovery.com
"Heather and Marky Hladish’s gorgeous, winsome tunes shine lyrically and musically." - IndependentClauses.com
"While it is something that fans of modern music will be able to grab hold of, it also contains components of the music they may have grown up on." - SanctuaryReview.com
Chicago Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month, February 2013