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Janiva Magness: Change In The Weather

Read "Change In The Weather" reviewed by Doug Collette

Janiva Magness makes no effort to hog the spotlight as she Sings John Fogerty and as a direct result of her generosity of spirit, Change In The Weather stands even more distinctly on its own terms as a formidable piece of work. In interpreting this selection of twelve songs by the titular leader of Creedence Clearwater ...

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Janiva Magness: Love Wins Again

Read "Love Wins Again" reviewed by James Nadal

There are those whose course in life was altered as music intervened, taking them in another direction. Janiva Magness was headed down a long hard road, when, as a desolate teenager, snuck into a nightclub, and got blinded by the blues. There were the obligatory lean years of paying dues before releasing, “More Than Live" in ...

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Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

On March 13, Alligator Records will release Stronger For It, the powerful and stunning new release from award-winning vocalist (and songwriter) Janiva Magness. Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. Through her passionate vocals and, for the first ...

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Janiva Magness Celebrates New Release "Stronger for It" in Sellersville, PA

JANIVA MAGNESS CELEBRATES NEW RELEASE IN SELLERSVILLE!

Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records CD, Stronger for It, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Sunday, April 8, 2012. A charismatic artist known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is among the premier ...

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Hope Waits' Debut Album Available July 26 on Spann Records

Hope Waits' Debut Album Available July 26 on Spann Records

Introducing Hope Waits—the debut release from enigmatic singer/songwriter Hope Waits—was released digitally July 26th on Spann Records. The debut recording from the Louisiana native brews up a sonic gumbo that will satisfy audiences' appetites for impassioned and beautifully handcrafted jazz-tinged blues music. In addition to the physical album's 12 tracks produced by Peter Malick (Norah Jones), ...

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Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

"Tommy Castro can do no wrong...soulful, heartfelt vocals, and exquisite, stellar guitar work. A seamless blend of blues, gospel-flavored R&B, soul and roadhouse rock." —Blues Revue Blues/roots guitarist and vocalist Tommy Castro will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Castro will be performing songs from his Alligator Records debut, Hard Believer. ...

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Janiva Magness: The Devil is an Angel Too

Read "The Devil is an Angel Too" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Just one listen to The Devil is an Angel Too, Janiva Magness' ninth album and second for Chicago's venerated blues label Alligator, immediately reveals why she's the Blues Music Awards' reigning “Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year" and “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year" (only the second female to cop the “Entertainer" honor--Koko Taylor was ...

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Janiva Magness: Bury Him At The Crossroads

Read "Bury Him At The Crossroads" reviewed by Jim Santella

The voice gets you right between the eyes. As her powerful interpretation of the blues sweeps you off your feet, Janiva Magness captures your heart and soul as well. She belts 'em out with convincing authority.

Her band provides a little bit country, a little bit traditional Delta blues, deeply passionate moments, and a ...

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Janiva Magness: My Bad Luck Soul

Read "My Bad Luck Soul" reviewed by Ed Kopp

The pliant voice of Detroit-born songstress Janiva Magness enhanced Kid Ramos' latest CD, so much so that I simply had to check out her new release My Bad Luck Soul. Glad I did, because this is a fine collection of guitar-centric jump and blues.

Magness has relocated to the Left Coast and adopted the region's ...