GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST JANIVA MAGNESS REDEFINES THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH HER NEW "CHANGE IN THE WEATHER: JANIVA MAGNESS SINGS JOHN FOGERTY," OUT SEPTEMBER 13 ON BLUE ÉLAN RECORDS
Oh the heels of both her 15th album release, and highly anticipated memoir, Janiva Magness shows no signs of slowing down.
With her new Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty, the Grammy-nominated artist is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. The album, to be released on September 13, 2019 by Blue Élan Records, reframes 12 songs curated from the Creedence Clearwater Revival leader’s catalog in Magness’ soaring, soul-centered style. She follows a lineage of classic singers who have made albums devoted to exploring the work of a single writer within the Great American Songbook—such historic recordings as Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwinand Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
For the 2019/2020 Touring season - Audience members can anticipate hearing Magness’ top notch touring band perform songs from the newest John Fogerty related release as well as tunes covering the span of her 40 plus year recording career.
Ranging from her early, more traditional Blues recordings, to the Memphis Soul and Country Blues of the Northern Blues recordings and listener’s favorites such as You Were Never Mine, to the Alligator Records Devil Is An Angel, There It Is and the award winning original material like I Won’t Cry, up through the Blue Elan Records and Grammy nominated material like Love Wins Again to I Need A Man, Hammer andmore.
In addition to creating Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty, she has published her highly anticipated memoir, Weeds Like Us, on June 25th. While the albums showcase Magness’ immense musical talent, Weeds Like Us explains why she says that “Blues is a lot more than my vocation. It's been my salvation.” She lost both parents to suicide as a child and was placed in a dozen foster homes. But, inspired by the encouragement of her final foster mother and a galvanizing performance by the legendary bluesman Otis Rush, she found stability and salvation—and, ultimately, triumph—in music.
TJ Norton is a professional harmonica player, singer and songwriter from the UK, now living in Los Angeles, who has performed on shows across the UK, Europe and the USA.
TJ is a nominated finalist in the British Blues Awards, having one of his original songs used in the soundtrack of the multi award winning critically acclaimed documentary “As The Crow Flies”. The winner of ‘Gold Medal for International Documentary’ at the 2015 World Film Awards, by adventure filmmaker Ian Burton. Additionally, TJ has released two music video’s in support of his EP release “Never Giving Up”, and is about to release the first 'TJ & THE SUITCASE' album, 'Live At Sunbanks'.
Did we mention that TJ and Janiva are married?