Magness never oversings or injects contrived emotion...she simply sings heartbreak, hunger and humor and lets that speak for itself -- No Depression
When superb powerhouse R&B singer Janiva Magness delivers a song, you're convinced. She blurs the lines between blues and soul -- Los Angeles Daily News
Alligator Records is proud and pleased to announce the signing of blues, soul and R&B vocalist Janiva Magness. A 30-year veteran of the music scene, Magness has a soulful, husky voice and absolute command over her material. Winner of the 2006 and 2007 Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Artist Of The Year, Magness' steady ascension to the top of the blues world will undoubtedly continue its upward trajectory. 'When saucy blues singer Janiva Magness delivers a song, you're convinced. She blurs the lines between blues and soul, singing with elegance and authority.'--L.A. Times. Per Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, signing Magness was a natural move for the label.'I've been watching Janiva over the last few years and seeing her mature into a major artist.'