DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS
“From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!”
– NEWCASTLE EVENING CHRONICLE (UK)
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Saturday, August 17th, 2019
8PM (doors to the venue open at 7:30PM)
Series Ticket (all 5 shows) SOLD OUT
Series Table (6 tickets for each of the 5 shows) SOLD OUT
* Re-scheduled due to blizzard condition in Minnesota, where the artist and band live. If you have any questions about tickets or would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact the Arts Council by calling 770.534.2787
“She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.”
– Pamela Espeland, MinnPost
Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has an ambitious full-time U.S. and international touring schedule. In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries.
With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music. So much more than just a blues act, 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 have been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original.