BLURT ONLINE REVIEW OF STRONGER FOR IT

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Janiva Magness just keeps getting better. And that is great news for blues fans. Stronger For It is the 10th album of her 35 year career and third on Alligator. It builds on the strength of The Devil Is An Angel Too from 2010. Magness has always been known as an intense and passionate vocalist […]

ENGINE 145: JANIVA MAGNESS’ AMERICANA BLUES

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If you’re fundamentally or primarily a fan of country music, or Americana, or bluegrass, as many reading these words will be, you might well not be familiar with the name “Janiva Magness.” (For one thing, her first name’s pronounced JAN-i-vah, more like “Canada” than “Geneva.”) This, separate genre worlds being what they are, despite the […]

HOUSTON PRESS: 8 KEEPERS FROM MAIL CALL

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Janiva Magness, Stronger For It (Alligator): Okay, stop listening to your hipster shite and your friend’s band that formed three weeks ago and get thee a copy of this complete stunner. Growing up rough and parentless in Detroit foster homes, Magness seems to be working out some serious pain with these songs that growl “I’m […]

JANIVA MAGNESS WITH SPECIAL GUEST AT UNCLE SLAYTONS: LOUISVILLE.COM

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“Stunningly sung…Magness is a blues star” – USA Today Multiple award-winning vocalist JANIVA MAGNESS is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today – and she kicks off her summer tour here at the Uncle. Originally from Detroit and now based in L.A., hers is a voice that’s simply made for the […]

LIVING BLUES JUNE 2012

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Click to read the review of ‘Stronger For It’ from June 2012 issue of Living Blues Magazine. Review by Katie Lambert

JANIVA MAGNESS ON WORLD CAFE

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Known for exploring the complexity of human hurt in ways that are both personal and universal, Janiva Magness is a widely praised blues and soul singer. Magness writes from a serious place, and fittingly, her music isn’t to be taken lightly: She often weaves a difficult personal history into her songs, but, as her new […]

KPLU Live Blue Plate Special

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KPLU IN STUDIO-BLUES SINGER JANIVA MAGNESS TAKES THE NEXT STEP

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Blues singer Janiva Magness just released a new CD, Stronger For It, and was recently in town performing at Jazz Alley. She and her 4-piece band visited KPLU’s Seattle Studio and performed 4 songs from the new CD. It’s her 9th release, but the first to feature songs written by her.Read More

BLUES REVUE ARTICLE: JANIVA MAGNESS STRONGER FOR IT

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Janiva Magness has a voice that’s made for the blues and her new release is further proof of that. But the real revelation here is the original material – it’s hard to believe that she hasn’t been writing her own songs for years. Although Stronger For It, her third for Alligator, includes re-imaginings of great […]

JANIVA MAGNESS TO BE ON NPR MAY 24TH

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Janiva Magness’ feature on the nationally syndicated NPR show WORLD CAFE will air on Thursday, May 24th. This show airs on more than 250 stations nationwide. Read More

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