JANIVA MAGNESS TO BE FEATURED ON TAVIS SMILEY NETWORK

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AUGUST 8TH 2013 AT NOON PST: At this year’s Blues Music Awards, Janiva Magness won her fourth Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year award, along with Song of the Year for “I Won’t Cry.” Magness can add those to her long list of accomplishments, which includes the 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer […]

JANIVA MAGNESS WINS READERS POLL “FEMALE BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

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Check out all the winners at LivingBlues.com

DALLAS OBSERVER: “I SEE BLUES AS THE MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

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Janiva Magness is familiar with success. At this year’s Blues Music Awards, she won her fourth Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year award, along with Song of the Year for “I Won’t Cry.” Magness can add those to her long list of accomplishments, which includes the 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer […]

Blues Music Award Winner

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Janiva Magness took home 2 awards at the 2013 Blues Music Awards: Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist and Song of the Year for “I Won’t Cry” co-written with Dave Darling.

WHATZUP PICKS: JANIVA MAGNESS

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Janiva Magness is a singer of raw power, emotional complexity and seemingly unimaginable technical ability. She can sing just about anything. While Magness soulfully knocks it out of the park when she performs. Read More

PATRIOT LEDGER: JANIVA MAGNESS’ CATHARTIC SOUL IN FALL RIVER

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Blues and soul singer Janiva Magness’ music is always colored by an attitude of tenacity in overcoming life’s obstacles, and that cathartic aura was never more welcome than Friday night at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. Playing at the end of a week when the Boston area, New England, and most […]

FALL RIVER SPIRIT: BLUES SINGER DRAWS CREATIVITY FROM PAINFUL PAST

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Janiva Magness points out the obvious difference between her and many blues singers: She’s white. And she’s a woman. “It’s a male-dominated business; I don’t care about that. If someone cares about my skin tone, that’s not my problem,” she told me. “I’ve never taken very well to someone telling me I can’t do something. […]

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: LOW & JANIVA MAGNESS EACH OFFER PROMISING SHOWS IN UTAH SATURDAY

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Nominated for five 2013 Blues Music Awards, including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, Janiva Magness believes that suffering and catharsis are integral to the blues. “In my experience, people aren’t drawn to the blues, and rhythm and blues, without having some sort of scars,” the 56-year-old singer said in a recent […]

BLUESLETTER: JANIVA MAGNESS COVER STORY

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Check out the Washington Blues Societies “Bluesletter” Magazine. March 2013 Edition features Janiva Magness on the cover. Read More

WYOMING STAR TRIBUNE: JANIVA MAGNESS

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Award-winning blues and soul singer Janiva Magness is touring in support of her newest album, “Stronger For it.” She comes to Casper this month, presented by the Wyoming Blues and Jazz Society. Read More

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