Sharp Dressed Band Comes To The Levitt Shell
For Release: June 6, 2014
For more information, contact: The Levitt Shell (901) 272-2722
The sharply dressed and professional Davina and the Vagabonds are performing live
in Memphis. The band plays on-stage at the Levitt Shell (as part of the free summer
music concert series), located in Overton Park in Midtown Memphis.
Their performance takes place on Thursday, June 12th, 2014. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Price of admission is, of course, free of charge.
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with
their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding
stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall
Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show
at a time.
The band's latest recording, Black Cloud, was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune. In 2012 the band performed in 21 states and 6 countries in Europe, and the band
is hard at work on a new record while spending time in the studio between tours.
Something unique to this band is the instrumentation. This rollicking quintet is held
together by Sowers' keyboard playing, with acoustic bass and sousaphone (Andrew Burns),
drums (Alec Tackmann), trumpet and vocals (Dan Eikmeier), and trombone horn and vocals
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.