Davina and The Vagabonds

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Worldwide

“Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana in high-definition reality on stage for your immense pleasure and enjoyment.”  – Thunder Bay Blues Festival/Canada

“….one of the most distinctive and expressive vocalists to come around in a while, with tight backing from the Vagabonds” –Phoenix Blues Society

“…easily among the breakout stars at this year’s [Monterey Jazz] festival.” – Monterey Herald

 

DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to landing a performance on the hit BBC2 show, Later with Jools Holland.

 

DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.

Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival ( in 2014 was asked back to play their main stage in 2014, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!

 

Tour Dates

Date
City
Venue
Country
Ticket
03/01/17
St. Louis, MO
BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/02/17
Kansas City, MO
Knuckleheads Saloon
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
03/03/17
Denver, CO
Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill Music
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
03/05/17
Colorado Springs, CO
The Gold Room
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
03/08/17
Phoenix, AZ
Musical Instrument Museum
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/09/17
South Pasadena, CA
The Blue Guitar Room - Arroyo Seco Golf Course
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/10/17
Temecula, CA
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/11/17
Los Angeles, CA
The Mint
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/14/17 - 03/15/17
Napa, CA
Blue Note Napa
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/16/17
Atherton, CA
Private Residence
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/17/17
Grass Valley, CA
Center for the Arts
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/19/17
Berkeley, CA
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/20/17
Cotati, CA
Redwood Cafe
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/24/17
Eugene, OR
John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts - Jaqua Concert Hall
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/25/17
Tacoma, WA
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
03/28/17 - 03/29/17
Seattle, WA
Jazz Alley
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/30/17
Spokane, WA
Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
03/31/17
Hamilton, MT
Hamilton Performing Arts Center
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
04/01/17
Great Falls, MT
The Do Bar
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
04/04/17
Pittsburgh, PA
Cabaret at Theater Square
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
04/06/17
Richmond, VA
Capital Ale House
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
04/07/17
Asheville, NC
Highland Brewing Company
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
04/08/17
Gainesville, GA
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
04/29/17
Cambridge, MN
Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/03/17
Grand Rapids, MI
Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/04/17
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/05/17
Indianapolis, IN
Jazz Kitchen
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/06/17
St Charles, IL
Club Arcada
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/07/17
Evanston, IL
SPACE- Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture Evanston
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/19/17 - 05/21/17
Davos
Rhythm & Swingheart Weekender – Schatzalphotel
Switzerland
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/22/17
Ascona
Jazz Cat Club
Switzerland
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/23/17
Gateshead
Sage Gateshead
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/24/17 - 05/25/17
London
The Pheasantry
Davina & The Vagabonds
05/26/17
Paris
Le Duc des Lombards
France
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/27/17
Puurs
Duvelblues 2017
Belgium
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/28/17
Gooreind
GoorBlues
Belgium
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/01/17
Groningen
Oosterpoort – Binnenzaal
Niger
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/02/17
Rotterdam
Bird
Netherlands
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/03/17
Amsterdam, Noord Holland
North Sea Jazz Club
Netherlands
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/04/17
Raalte
Ribs & Blues Festival
Netherlands
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/09/17
St Cloud, MN
Red Carpet Nightclub
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/10/17
Champaign, IL
Champaign Park District Street Festival-Music
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/16/17
Custer, WI
The Energy Fair Midwest Renewable Energy Association
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
07/14/17 - 07/23/17
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival – Spiegeltent
Davina and The Vagabonds
07/25/17
Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Jazz Fest Santa Fe Bandstand
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
07/28/17
Alexandria, MN
Legacy Gardens
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/13/17
Lake Leelanau
Fountain Point Resort
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/19/17
Eagles Mere, PA
David A. DeWire Center
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/20/17
Pawling, NY
Daryl’s House Club
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/23/17
Hanover, NH
Skinny Pancake
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/24/17
Shirley, MA
The Bull Run
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/11/18
Omaha, NE
Holland Performing Arts Center - 1200 Club
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds