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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Davina and The Vagabonds Announce November Northeastern Run


Tour Kicks Off At Buffalo's Iron Works On November 4

Minneapolis, MN -- Davina and The Vagabonds has announced a run of the Northeastern U.S. that commences in Buffalo, NY on November 4 and will wrap in Cleveland on the 15th.  Over the past few years, the band has created a stir across the globe.  Their shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Singer/pianist Davina Sowers' presence is indelible, while her voice defies simple categorization. Evoking comparisons as diverse as Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, she is simply a true original, presenting a personal vision that celebrates a century of American music.

In front of the upcoming run, Sowers' shares, "I am unbelievably thrilled to be back in the Northeast this coming November. It’s a perfect time with the leaves changing and crisp air. I was born in Pennsylvania, and often need my dose of the regions music loving, hardworking, and no nonsense way of living. It’s been long overdue. So, here we come hitting six states in eleven days. Get ready!” 

In 2011, Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud. It was named one of the ten best releases of the year by their hometown daily 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 to an performance on the famed hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland. 

This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ along 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.  With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, they are converting audiences one show at a time around the globe. Davina and The Vagabonds are represented by Intrepid Artists Int'l.

Appearances are confirmed in:       
11/04   Buffalo, NY                                        Buffalo Iron Works
11/05   New York, NY                                   Lucille's
11/06   Cape May, NJ                                     Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
11/07   Cape May, NJ                                     Exit 0 International jazz Festival
11/08   Pawling, NY                                       Daryl's House
11/10   Sellersville, PA                                    Sellersville Theater
11/11   Cambridge, MA                                  Regatta Bar
11/12   Hamden, CT                                       The Outer Space
11/13   Tuckerton, NJ                                     The Lizzie Rose Music Room
11/14   New Hope, PA                                   Triumph Brewing Company
11/15   Cleveland, OH                                    Music Box Supper Club

9/10     Center City, MN                                 Dream On Gala
9/11     Minneapolis, MN                                Famous Dave's
9/12     Menomonie, WI                                  Mabel Tainter Center For The Arts
9/15     Grand Rapids, MI                               Tip Top Deluxe
9/16     Mishawaka, IN                                   Martha's Midway Tavern
9/17     Indianapolis, IN                                  Indy Jazz Festival apparatus
9/18     Louisville, KY                                    The New Vintage
9/19     Evansville, IN                                     ParksFest
9/26     Danville, IL                                         Culture Shock: Taste of Downtown Danville
9/27     Chillicothe, IL                                     River Beach Pub and Eatery
10/02   Minneapolis, MN                                Lee's Liquor Lounge
10/03   Neillsville, WI                                     Silver Dome Ballroom
10/04   Hudson, WI                                        The Phipps Center for the Arts
10/09   Minneapolis, MN                                Grinkie Prom @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/16   Langenthal                                          Jazz - Tage Langenthal
10/22   Kansas City, MO                                Knuckleheads Saloon
10/23   St. Louis, MO                                     The Old Rock House
10/24   Monmouth, IL                                    Deep Blue Innovators Festival / Rivloli
10/29   Minneapolis, MN                                The Dakota Jazz Club
10/30   Milwaukee, WI                                   Shank Hall
10/31   Green Bay, WI                                    Riverside Ballroom

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