Few singers can match the sheer emotional power of Janiva Magness’s voice. Over a 30-year career she has gradually found her own songwriting voice as well.
“The voice is something that allows us to communicate past the limitations of the left brain,” Magness says. “It’s the primary instrument, the first instrument … and more than that, too. The voice has the power to link all the parts of ourselves—the brain, the heart, and even the spirit and the soul. That’s why the ability to sing is a gift, and I love nothing more than sharing it.”
Her latest release “Love Wins Again” features many songs that she wrote or co-wrote, in a style that mixes Americana, blues and a large helping of soul music.