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 […]
Each time you hear a blues singer lament about their sorry situation and sad status in life you are listening to their own life’s history. And each time you hear an R & B artist sing about hopelessness and tragedy it’s like hearing the biography of Janiva Magness. Janiva’s life reads like a Greek tragedy […]
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Janiva Magness sat down to talk with Holger Petersen of Saturday Night Blues back in November 2012, as she was passing through Edmonton to perform with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. This weekend, SNB will be airing excerpts of Petersen’s conversation with the Los Angeles-based blues powerhouse. Read More
Contemporary blues singer Janiva Magness has been nominated for the 2013 Blues Music Awards / B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year– Stronger for It, Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year– Stronger for It and Song of the Year–I Won’t Cry (by Magness and Dave Darling) from Stronger for It. (She previously […]