Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original. 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, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.
In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to be a musical feature on the hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland.
Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. 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. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival ( in 2014 was asked back to play their main stage in 2014, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!
Make this Sunday a special evening out with the jazzy and blues sounds of Davina & The Vagabonds. Their performance will capture your imagination and leave you wanting more. Come early for dinner and enjoy what is sure to be a spectacular show!
When: Sunday, September 11th
Where: Baur’s Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO
What: Davina & The Vagabonds :: Fresh Spin on an Old Sound
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Dinner Reservations: 303-615-4000
Co-presented by the Colorado non-profit Denver Eclectic Concerts and Music Appreciation Society (MAS) at Baur’s and some just presented by MAS the non profit that exists to bring world class music to Baur’s Listening Lounge.
It’s a really great classic vintage Denver establishment. The building has been there since 1872. It’s beautifully put together. Please feel free to visit http://www.BaursMagic.com
For the love of music~!
Colorado’s Rock Awards Ceremony at the National Western Complex – Sunday, Sept. 25th
The mission of The Rock Awards is to honor musical achievements and support and grow the Colorado music community – to bring awareness to the public and the World of the special music family that resides in our beautiful state.
The mission behind The Rock Awards is to build the music scene and expose everyone to the music that is in Colorado. When you only vote for musicians you know you’re not learning anything about the other musicians we have in Colorado. All the nominees are played on Raven on the Rock. There is also a link to each of the musicians on the website.
The Rock Awards was envisioned in 2011 after Raven on the Rock local radio launched. Raven learned of the talented musicians in Colorado and was determined to grow the music scene. The original dream was for Rockin Raven Productions to pay for awards to show the musicians appreciation for what they put into their music. Four years of planning have gone into The Rock Awards. When the nominations were launched on February 24, 2015 the response was overwhelming.
What: The Rock Awards
Where: National Western Complex – Stadium Arena, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets On Sale Now
VIP Red Carpet Tickets Also Available
You can RSVP here. http://www.therockaward.com/rsvp.html
Black Tie NOT required! Dress Rock Star Style!
[Editor’s Note: COMBO has two tables reserved at this event. The winners of COMBO’s 4th Annual Songwriting Contest will be asked to join us! We’ll let you know but plan on attending anyway so put this date on your calendar now!]