SHOW 58: JUL 29-AUG 04, 2016
From struggles as a foster child in Detroit, to personal addictions as an adult, Janiva Magness has beat the odds to rise in the music industry and become what USA Today calls one of the biggest blues stars. Throughout her career, Janiva has earned numerous awards including 7 Blues Music Awards and the coveted BB King Entertainer of the Year in 2009, only the second woman to do so following Koko Taylor. She’s reached a larger and more diverse audience with each succeeding album and developed a reputation as a live entertainer that’s made her a staple of the international festival circuit. Her new album, Love Wins Again has peaked the Billboard charts and marks the 12th solo album of her career; 3 being with the Alligator Records Label.