Davina & The Vagabonds
Davina Sowers hit the Midwest scene in February 2005 and she hasn't looked back. It didn't take her long after moving to Minnesota from Key West, Florida, to start making a name for herself. With great vocals and piano, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. Davina has been performing since the age of five, with the support of an extremely musical family. Sowers, a classically-trained pianist, has years of experience in piano performance. She and her band made a big splash at Duluth's Bayfront Blues Festival in 2006 to 2008, having the highest sales in CDs all three years. She has been called the "hardest working blues woman in frigid Minnesota.”
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. They have shared the stage with Pinetop Perkins, Aaron Neville, Gary Moore, Ten 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, and many others.
"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." -- Ken Wright, Thunderbay Blues Festival
"Two things remain consistent in all her shows: her throaty, but cushiony voice, which has a sort of hardmattress comfort to it that's part Bonnie Raitt, part 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, Minneaoplis Star Tribune