The Artist: L.A. blues icon Janiva Magness
The Album: Original, out June 24, which finds her exploring soul and Americana.
Fun Fact: Magness won last year’s Blues Music Awards’ Song Of The Year for “I Won’t Cry.”Magness has been named “Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year” four times at the Blues Music Awards. She’s also won “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for 2012’s “I Won’t Cry.” Soul legend Mavis Staples is a fan of her powerful voice.
Songwriter Says: “More of my heart and soul is more exposed on Original than I have ever had access to, or been willing to show. This is a major risk for me. I stand accused. Raw, brutal and naked. Simply put, moving deeper into the Songwriters circle demands that it be so. I honestly don’t know of much else that is more exhilarating and terrifying all at once. Yeah, life is good. Real good.”