Janiva Magness: Original

Today’s empress of the blues Janiva Magness continues her North American tour with stops in the Tri-State Area. Her latest album, Original, was released this past June to positive reviews from critics. Certainly, Magness’ own story resonates with the album’s name; after losing her parents when she was a teenager, Magness grew up in foster homes, got pregnant at 17, got divorced years later yet still persevered to make a music career for herself. See Magness live Aug. 26 at The Iridium in NYC, Aug. 30 at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ and Aug. 31 at World Café Live in Philly.