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The Drop: Janiva Magness

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Straight off the release of her new album Love Is An Army, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes GRAMMY-nominated and seven-time Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance, moderated by veteran music journalist Steve Hochman. Magness’ 14th album, Love Is an Army, is a brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and present, blending the echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest. Guests on this Americana/soul album include Americana pillars Courtney Hartman of Della Mae, Delbert McClinton, and Rusty Young of Poco, as well as prolific blues artists Cedric Burnside and Charlie Musselwhite. This album has spent over four weeks on the Americana radio chart and made it her first debut on the Billboard Americana/Folk chart, while debuting at #2 on both the Living Blues radio chart and Billboard Blues chart, her seventh Top 10. Meanwhile, her seven Blues Music Awards include the highly coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. She is only the second woman, following blues giant Koko Taylor, to receive that honor, which was given to her by King himself and Bonnie Raitt.