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Davina & The Vagabonds Live from MIM - Davina & The Vagabonds

Uploaded On:  Friday August 16, 2019

Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina & The Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work.

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music and is converting audiences one show at a time. As you'll see and hear in this special event, DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. 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. Davina is a true original.

This unedited performance was originally streamed live and broadcast from Musical Instrument Museum on May 30, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ.

photo by Garret Born