5 January 2012
New Release from Janiva

Janiva Magness is a blues star quickly
crossing over to a larger audience.  A
multiple Blues Music Award-winner (B.B.
King Entertainer of the Year in 2009,
Female Artist of the Year in 2006 and
2007), Magness delivers her finest album
with the soulful intensity of Stronger For It,
her first release to feature her striking
original songs.  

Previous Alligator releases What Love Will Do
(2008) and The Devil Is An Angel Too (2010),
have sold over 32,000 units combined.
Strong radio push to continue after The Devil Is An Angel Too made Janiva a multi-
format charting artist for the first time, cracking the Americana Top 30 and Public
Radio Adult Alternative Top 40.  Blues specialty radio will also be promoted. Her
last release was the #1 CD of 2010 on the Living Blues Radio Chart.

Print, internet press and social media promotion behind an artist who has
appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition, XM Satellite Radio, Beale Street Caravan,
Mountain Stage, House Of Blues Radio Hour, Woodsongs Radio Hour and BBC1,
and received reviews or features in The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, MOJO,
Down Beat, Living Blues, Blues Revue, Sing Out!, Bluesnews (Germany),
Norwegian Blues News, Soul Bag (France), Jefferson (Sweden), II Blues (Italy),
Blues & Rhythm (England) and many more.

Janiva plays nearly 150 live shows a year including clubs and festivals in the U.S.
and recent appearances in Canada, Italy, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Germany,
Spain and Switzerland. She will tour behind the new release with dates across
the U.S., Canada and overseas throughout 2012 in support of Stronger For It.  

Janiva continues to receive exposure as national spokesperson for Casey Family
Programs, a non-profit assisting foster children and families.

On Stronger For It, Janiva Magness sings her heart out on some great material,
digging deeper than ever on three soul-baring originals and bringing new
emotional insight to hand-picked gems by Tom Waits, Shelby Lynne, Buddy and
Judy Miller, Matthew Sweet, Grace Potter and more.  The album is produced by
Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Meredith Brooks, Dan Hicks).

The U.S. Street Date is March 13th.

Visit the
Janiva Magness website

Text courtesy of
Alligator Records

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