Blues vocalist Janiva Magness is one of the hottest acts in the business. Among the awards she has received are the B.B. King Award for Musical Excellence, which is conferred by Soundboard Magazine; the Jim Croce Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rhythm and Blues; and from New Times Magazine, the designation of Blues Band of the Year in the Arizona publication's Critics Choice Awards. In addition to her six CDs, Blues Ain't Pretty, My Bad Luck Soul, Use What You Got, Bury Him at the Crossroads, Do I Move You?, and What Love Will Do, she collaborated with Jeff Turmes on the Fat Head Records release It Takes One to Know One. She also collaborated on recordings with numerous other artists, including Kid Ramos, Catfish Hodge, Neal Casal, and Deacon Jones.