Davina and the Vagabonds wsg The JMM Jazz Trio
Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
760 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
$ 10.00 - $15.00 / Age 21 And Up
Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty bluesband into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet hasestablished itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. They used to average over 300 shows a year in the Mpls/St. Paul area, and now have an ambitiousfull-time U.S. and international schedule. In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2Canadian provinces and 12 European countries.With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to ArethaFranklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. So much morethan just a blues act, DATVs shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger,dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davinas voice andstage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, AmyWinehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons dont suffice. Sowersis a true original.