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Soul-Stirring Blues Vocals
Dynamic Original Blues
- Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
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Janiva Magness Media
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There It Is
Stronger For It
Annie Mack Media
with Annie Mack
About Janiva Magness
2017 Grammy nominee, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, seven-time Blues Music Award winner, 26-time nominee, and 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Janiva Magness recently released her 14th album, Love Is an Army— blending the echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest.
Since the early ’90s, Magness has built an impressive career in American roots music, brick by hard-earned brick. She has traveled millions of miles, sung on thousands of club and festival stages, and made a string of recordings—including five albums and the 2017 EP of standards, Blue Again, with Darling—that have earned accolades and awards.
Beginning with 2014’s Original, she has also emerged as a talented songwriter. That album entered the Billboard blues chart — where her titles routinely appear—at number five and topped the blues radio charts, as did Love Wins Again, which remained in the top 10 for seven months and crossed over to the Americana charts.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Hopefully, this recording [Original] will bring the rest of the world to Janiva, and then they’ll know, like I know, that she’s one of the “real deals” out there.” — Bettye LaVette
“Sweet Soul Music is alive and kickin’!” — Mavis Staples
“One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money.” — MOJO
“Magness is a bold and potent artist with a powerful, soulful voice…impossible to forget.” – Blues Revue
“Her songs run the gamut of emotions from sorrow to joy. A master of the lowdown blues who is equally at ease surrounded by funk or soul sounds, Magness invigorates every song with a brutal honesty,” – Chicago Sun-Times
“a blues interpreter of the highest rank…punchy and tough…swaggering, incendiary vocal performances.” – Blues Revue
“hard-hitting blues and soul.” – Wall Street Journal
“Accolades come easy when you’re this good. Magness is blessed with smoky, seductive pipes that bend the blues into pure enchantment. Her steely conviction is authentic, soulful and playful. The emotion rings true.” – Living Blues
About Annie Mack
Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers. A regional Powerhouse with National Recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues, including The John Coltrane jazz Festival-High Point North Carolina, The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival-Lancaster Pennsylvania, The Thunder-Bay Music Festival-Ontario Canada, The Minnesota State Fair, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Bayfront Blues Festival(six years running)-Duluth MN, Buddy Guys-Chicago Illinois, The Blues City Deli – St. Louis, Missouri and The Arts Garage Del-Ray Beach Florida. Annie is a regular performer around Minnesota, appearing frequently at venues such as The Aster Cafe and Bunkers-Mpls. Most recently Annie Had the honor of opening up for Modern Blues Legend Robert Cray at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St.Paul, Minnesota. Several Songs from Annie’s Ep Tell It Like It Is have been receiving radio airplay on MPR/NPR The Current and Radio Heartland. Annie is proud to be a Deck Night Productions featured Artist.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Riding a similar wave as Alabama Shakes, Mack is wise, and has a lot to say about living your real life. Whether she is feisty and defiant as on the title track, or tender and yearning on “Closer,” she is burying her past, and inviting you to come along on her journey.” – Newswhistle.com