Davina and The Vagabonds Charm With Their Live EP's Jazz/Blues Nostalgia
When Davina Sowers sings, there is no escaping the primal, raw magnetism of her utterly distinctive voice. An irresistible blend of jazzy confidence, richly soulful swagger and riotously theatrical inhibition, her voice pulsates with a most remarkable joy, passion and verve as she unleashes the unrestrained emotions that seem to instinctively well up from within. As front-woman for the 'genre-busting jazz, blues and roots' Twin Cities band, Davina and The Vagabonds, Sowers enthralls with the idiosyncratic charm of her incredible voice: from the smoky lullaby of heart-felt intimacies to the raspy power of resonantly soaring exclamations, and from heart-broken vulnerability to humor-flecked nonchalance, the intuitive authenticity and effortless skill of her one-of-a-kind vocal never fails to amaze and enchant.
Embracing the diverse foundations of the American musical canon in drawing upon blues, jazz, rag-time and roots influences, Davina and her Vagabonds offer up a rambunctiously infectious brand of retro-Americana that swings, sways and shimmys with completely unselfconscious abandon. Delivering a purity of sound that comes from the simplicity of piano, upright bass, trumpet, trombone and drums, the five-piece conjure up a supremely polished, nostalgia-inspired sound that will soon have the listener up and movin' with its rollicking, feel-good vibe.
Having released two albums since 2011, 'Black Cloud' and 'Sunshine', Davina And The Vagabonds have gone on play sold out shows all over the U.S. and Europe - including Finland, Romania and Switzerland - while also receiving invitations to perform at the likes of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival. With an appearance on the BBC's prestigious 'Later...with Jools Holland' also under their belt, the band are soon to release their new live album 'Nicollet and Tenth', which includes many fan favorites such as 'Pocket', 'I'd Rather Go Blind', 'Louisiana Fairytale', and 'St.James Infirmary'.