Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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Bradfordville Blues Club: 7152 Moses Ln. Tallahassee FL 32309 (850)906-0766 Tickets Real-deal live blues music at Florida's most authentic juke joint every Friday & Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Weekend shows start at 9:30, doors open at 8:30. April 30: Janiva Magness


Award-winning vocalist Janiva Magness' new CD, The Devil Is An Angel Too, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart for the week ending April 18, 2010. The CD also debuted as the #1 blues CD at iTunes. Magness, the reigning B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Blues Music Award holder, is embarking on an international tour in support of her new release. Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. A charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. USA Today calls Magness, " A blues star."

Although Magness is now a bona fide blues star, her rise to the top was far from easy. Born in Detroit, Magness was inspired by the blues and country she heard listening to her father's record collection, and by the vibrant music of the city's classic Motown sound. By her teenage years, though, her life was in chaos. She lost both parents to suicide by the age of 16 and lived on the streets, bouncing from one foster home to another. At 17, she became a teenage mother who gave up her baby daughter for adoption. One night in Minneapolis, an underage Magness sneaked into a club to see blues great Otis Rush, and it was there that she found her salvation and decided that the blues were her calling. Magness recalls, "Otis played as if his life depended on it. There was a completely desperate, absolute intensity. I knew, whatever it was, I needed more of it." Her rise to the top of the blues world is nothing short of amazing.

In addition to her musical accomplishments, Magness is reaching out to help others. She is a National Spokesperson for Casey Family Programs (her fourth consecutive year), promoting National Foster Care Month (May). "It is a huge honor and a daunting responsibility. But I am very excited to be a part of it, and I look forward to carrying the message of hope for youth in the foster care system," says Magness. "Casey Family Programs does groundbreaking work, and I am deeply honored to work with them again." Magness has also reconnected with her daughter, and is now the proud grandmother of an eight-year-old boy. "Our fate doesn't have to be our destiny," she says. "I'm living proof of that. And I'm so very grateful."

Apr 30, 2010 Bradfordville Blues Club Tallahassee, FL
May 01, 2010 Blind Willie's Atlanta, GA
May 02, 2010 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
May 07, 2010 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN, with Gary Nicholson
May 08, 2010 Mackiavelli's Bristol, TN
May 09, 2010 Papa Mojo's Roadhouse Durham, NC
May 10, 2010 Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Lexington, KY
May 12, 2010 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA, with Roomful of Blues
May 13, 2010 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ
May 14, 2010 The Venue Freeport, ME
May 15, 2010 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
May 16, 2010 Bobbique Patchogue, NY
May 18, 2010 BB King Blues Club New York, NY
May 19, 2010 Regattabar Cambridge, MA
May 20, 2010 Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base Reading, PA
May 21, 2010 Warmdaddy's Philadelphia, PA, 05/21/2010 - 05/22/2010
May 22, 2010 Warmdaddy's Philadelphia, PA
May 23, 2010 Moondogs Blawnox, PA
Jun 14, 2010 Brackins Blues Club Maryville, TN
Jun 16, 2010 Riverbend Festival Chattanooga, TN
Jun 18, 2010 Somers Point Concert Series Somers Point, NJ
Jun 19, 2010 Cannery Casino Music Festival Las Vegas, NV
Jun 26, 2010 Carnegie Hall Lewisburgh, WV
Jul 04, 2010 Waterfront Blues Festival Portland, OR
Jul 09, 2010 Oskar Blues Longmont, CO
Jul 10, 2010 Blues & Brews Festival Denver, CO
Jul 15, 2010 Mont-Tremblant Blues Festival Mont-Tremblant, Ontario, CANADA
Jul 17, 2010 Blues Festival Int'l London London, Ontario, CANADA
Jul 18, 2010 Blues Festival Int'l Windsor Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
Jul 25, 2010 Commons Beach Concert Series Tahoe City, CA
Jul 31, 2010 Mt. Baker Blues Festival Bellingham, WA
Aug 01, 2010 Bite of Salem Festival Salem, OR
Aug 06, 2010 Notodden Blues Fest Notodden, NORWAY
08/06/2010 - 08/08/10 with special guests Robin Rogers & Thornetta Davis
Aug 07, 2010 Notodden Blues Fest Notodden, NORWAY
Aug 08, 2010 Notodden Blues Fest Notodden, NORWAY
Aug 14, 2010 Heritage Blues Festival Wheeling, WV
Oct 17, 2010 Southern Arizona Blues & Heritage Festival Tucson, AZ

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