April 19, 2013
Following the rhumba rhythm of our cover of “Hound Dog”, the album returns to originals with music inspired by the sound of old school funk. But actually, you already have the backstory on “This Bed Ain’t Big Enough”, the fifth song on The Blues Keeps You Alive album. It’s included in the song.
April 12, 2013
The fourth song on The Blues Keeps You Alive album, “Hound Dog” is the only cover song on the 12 song album. Inspired by Big Mama Thorton’s version, the rhumba rhythm in our version is done so teasingly slow on purpose that we call it “garter belt” tempo. I always like to say that you [...]
November 23, 2012
Juwana Jenkins took UK magazine Classic Rock Presents The Blues writer Henry Yates for a musical road trip through the U.S. when she talked to him about her album The Blues Keeps You Alive. They covered quite a distance (from the West Coast to the Mississippi Delta and all the way up to Detroit) to talk about Juwana’s inspiration as a performer and songwriter.
November 18, 2011
Juwana Jenkins talks to a news reporter about her travels, gospel, blues and her upbringing that has influenced her for the rest of her life. The magazine aptly dubbed Juwana ”The Blues Queen of Vinohrady”