We are honored to have 2017 Grammy Nominee and seven-time Blues Music Award winner, Janiva Magness back at Lake Theater & Cafe on March 12th.
“I’ve managed to make a career doing what I damn well please, musically,” she says.
It should go without saying. Anyone who has ever heard Magness sing — live or on any the baker’s dozen of releases she has put out since coming on the scene 26 years ago — can immediately divine that this is a strong, resilient, commanding woman in masterful control of her voice and her destiny if not always her heart. In the space between the notes, you can hear a performer who has survived a difficult life by anyone’s measure to become one of the top blues vocalists of her generation. And she is only the second woman, after blues legend Koko Taylor, to win the Blues Music Awards’ coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.
Tickets available online until 4 pm day of the show.