Indie singer plays Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club -- Gazette.Net


Sometimes the road to your dreams is littered with severe obstacles and potholes. Musician Janiva Magness knows that all too well.

The performer will perform Friday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in support of her latest indie album, “Original.”

Since 2010, Magness has had to overcome the end of her marriage of 17 years, the deaths of eight of her friends, including her foster mother, and an operation for a serious neck injury. Lots of folks would have thrown in the towel after all that — Magness turned it into music.

The 11 songs on her new CD show her ability to tell a story, however painful it might be, with a rock-and-soul feel.

Tickets are $25 for the show, which also will feature special guest Bobby Radcliff. For more information, visit or call 240-330-4500.