Twin-Cities based Davina and the Vagabonds announce their new CD, Sunshine, on Roustabout Records. Recorded in exquisite analog sound and released on both CD and vinyl, Sunshine is a bold statement from a songwriter and band that draws from the last 100 years of American music.
At the heart of the band’s sound are the scintillating keyboard work and soulful vocals of Davina. “Sowers’ vocals are unreal,” wrote one reviewer. “She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the band’s sound is vintage and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz.” A British reviewer said of her style, “Think of a meld of Bessie Smith, Etta James, Alberta Adams and Amy Winehouse and you come close to understanding what Davina Sowers is all about …Davina is a real talent who deserves greater exposure.”
Over the last nine years, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting ensembles in the country. Sunshine is the latest chapter in DATV’s new spin on an old sound mission!