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
04/29/17
Cambridge, MN
Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
04/30/17
Minneapolis, MN
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
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
05/10/17 - 05/11/17
Minneapolis, MN
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/12/17
Fond du Lac, WI
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/13/17
Minneapolis, MN
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
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
06/11/17
Denver, CO
Stapleton South Amphitheater
United States
Davina & The Vagabonds
06/16/17
Custer, WI
The Energy Fair Midwest Renewable Energy Association
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/18/17
Dublin, OH
DAC Sundays at Scioto Scioto Public Park
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
06/25/17
Toronto, ON
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival Village of Yorkville Park
Canada
Davina and The Vagabonds
07/08/17
Gladstone, MI
Rockin’ the Bay Music Festival
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
07/29/17 - 07/30/17
Minneapolis, MN
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/04/17
Denver, CO
Clyfford Still Museum Front Yard
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/12/17
Worthington, OH
Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/13/17
Lake Leelanau
Fountain Point Resort
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/16/17
New York, NY
Madison Square Park
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
08/21/17
Utica, NY
Kopernik Park
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/22/17
Burlington, VT
Arts Riot
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
08/25/17
Old Lyme, CT
The Side Door - Old Lyme Inn
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/27/17
Madison, WI
Orton Park Festival - Orton Park
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
08/31/17 - 09/02/17
Blues in Hell – Scandic Hell Hotel
Norway
Davina and The Vagabonds
09/30/17
Minneapolis, MN
Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues Club
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds
05/11/18
Omaha, NE
Holland Performing Arts Center - 1200 Club
United States
Davina and The Vagabonds