June 13 ~ Davina & the Vagabonds (Minneapolis, MN)
Davina and The Vagabonds are known in The Twin Cities, Minnesota as being the busiest band in town because of their hard-working professionalism, high energy stage performance, and original sound.
Shared the stage with : Pinetop Perkins, Aaron Neville, Gary Moore, 10 Years After, The Mannish Boys, Robert Cray, Los Lonely Boys, Scottie “Bones” Miller, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Ana Popovic, Booker T and The MGs, Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, James Hunter, Bobbie Blue Bland, Willie Big Eyes Smith, and many others.
What People are Saying About Davina & the Vagabonds:
I cannot believe that Davina’s vocals will remain ‘un-heard’ for much longer, she has a unique talent that has Blues & Jazz crossover opportunities. - BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE /Adrian Blacklee Sept 2011
“Davina Sowers’ classically trained right fingers shimmy down the piano keys and meet up with an insistent boogie-woogie bass. Then she reveals her other musical talent: a sassy, salty, sweet voice that’s childlike at the top, husky at the bottom.” - NPR / Marc Silver 2011 “Song of The Day” / LipstickandChrome
“ A combination of blues, Jazz, Dixieland,and Ragtime. Davina and The Vagabonds were the delight of the festival. The public did not feel neglected at all, with a concert packed with humor and memorable solos.” - Mood For Blues, Sighisoara Blues Festival, Romania 2011
“ Think of a meld of Bessie Smith, Etta James, Alberta Adams and Amy Winehouse, and you come close to understanding what Davina Sowers is all about...Davina is a real talent who deserves greater exposure – and I have no option but to highly recommend this band.” BLUES IN BRITAIN /Mick Rainsford (Rating 10)
“(Davina and The Vagabonds) They dare to be different.Davina zips to near impossible heights in a divine declaration of romance” -DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
"Hardest -working Blues woman, but......two things remain consistent at all her shows, though: her throaty but cushiony voice, which has a sort of hard- mattress comfort to it that's part Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and a little Amy Winehouse, and her band's rollicking New Orleans flavor, driven home by dueling horn players and a bayou-thick standup bass” - CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Star Tribune