ELWOOD’S BLUESMOBILE’S BEST OF 2012

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Janiva Magness made the Best of 2012 list. Check it out here

AMAZON.COM: BEST MUSIC OF 2012 JANIVA MAGNESS BEST BLUES SONG

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Janiva Magness received the Best Blues Song for “Dirty Water” off the latest release Stronger For It. Check out all the winners here

ALLIGATOR RECORDS BLUES MUSIC AWARDS PRESS RELEASE

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SIX ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE 23 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS Janiva Magness Nominated For Five Awards On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 The Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 2013 Blues Music Awards live on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville. Six Alligator recording artists received a total of 23 nominations. Vocalist/songwriter Janiva Magness received five (tied […]

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL: NEMETH, MAGNESS LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR BLUES AWARDS IN MEMPHIS

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The nominees for the 2013 Blues Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, with rising star John Nemeth and veteran blues diva Janiva Magness leading the way with five nominations each. Magness was recognized for her latest CD, Stronger For It, while Nemeth earned noms for a pair of recent live albums, Blues Live and Soul Live. The […]

BOULDER WEEKLY: JANIVA MAGNESS DRAWS STRENGTH FROM TURMOIL

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When listening to blues vocalist Janiva Magness, there are a lot of words that come to mind that could describe her sultry and lilting interpretations. Whether uplifting or drifting into darkness, one word that never comes across when hearing her voice is “fake.” This girl is more real than Brazilian currency.

THE DURANGO TELEGRAPH: TOP SHELF JANIVA MAGNESS

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Sometimes in the process of interviewing musicians, writers fall into the rut of asking a series of mundane, obvious questions: How did you begin? What are your influences? How did you come about recording so-and-so’s song on the new album? How did the Durango audience treat you last time you were here? These interviews turn […]

ALEXANDRIA TIMES: UNLIKELY COMBO OF MUSIC, LAW AIDS FOSTER CARE

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At 16, Janiva Magness was pregnant, homeless and looking for a place to sleep when she entered a youth center. She had been to 12 foster homes in two years. The volunteer on duty phoned a struggling single mother who said Magness could sleep at her house. There, the two connected on such a deep […]

MARIA SHRIVER.COM: JANIVA MAGNESS- A TALENT FOR CONNECTION

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As a journalist for more than three decades, I crossed paths with a lot of compelling characters and more than a few scoundrels, but I have never met anyone more inspirational than Janiva Magness. Magness is a brilliant, award-winning blues artist who wins universally rave reviews for her CDs and live performances, but she endured […]

EDMONTON JOURNAL: BLUES SINGER MAGNESS TESTIFIES TO MUSIC’S HEALING POWER

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For contemporary blues singer Janiva Magness music has become an important tool and a ticket to spiritual salvation. “My job is about making a human connection with the audience,” she explains. “To do that I have to be able to tell the truth in whatever I’m singing and I must be able to bring myself […]

SHERWOOD PARK NEWS: BLUES SONGSTRESS

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An evening of contemporary soul and blues music will be performed at Festival Place on Friday, as Janiva Magness debuts her latest album, Stronger For It, in Sherwood Park. “I’m really excited to come back to Festival Place,” Magness said. “It’s honestly one of my favourite places in the world to play. It’s been a […]

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