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Davina and the Vagabonds
Sharp Dressed Band Comes To Memphis

For Release: October 2, 2014
For more information, contact: Rum Boogie Cafe (901) 528-0150

Davina and the VagabondsThe sharply dressed and professional Davina and the Vagabonds are performing live in Memphis. The band plays on-stage at the Rum Boogie Cafe, located on 182 Beale Street in Downtown Memphis.

Their performance takes place on Monday, October 6th, 2014. It starts at 8:00 p.m and lasts until midnight.

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 (Ben Link).

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.

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