Davina and The Vagabonds 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. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show at the newly renovated Scottish Rite Theatre in Peoria in February!
Davina Sowers and The Vagabonds have created a vibrant stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and 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 was awarded 4.5 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 BBC show, Later, with Jools Holland.
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.
Join us for this long-awaited performance at our newly renovated theatre on Sunday, February 20, at 7pm. Reserve your seats at https://bit.ly/3pPdeTL
beginning Monday, November 1, at 10am.
You will NOT want to miss this powerful show!