Davina & the Vagabonds with special guests The Claudettes - 9/12/18

Davina & the Vagabonds with special guests The Claudettes - 9/12/18

Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start / Ends 10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)

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$25.00
Front Premier
$22.00
Premier
$18.00
Reserved
$15.00
Wed Sep 12 2018

Davina & the Vagabonds with special guests The Claudettes - 9/12/18

at City Winery Chicago

Doors:
6:00 PM
Starts:
8:00 PM
Ends:
10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)

Tickets

VIP
$25.00
Front Premier
$22.00
Premier
$18.00
Reserved
$15.00

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DAVINA & 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. 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 1⁄2 stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to be a musicial feature on the hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland.

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: Sowers is a true original.

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!

THE CLAUDETTES fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of '60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also a member of the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues--A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more. The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album "DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNNASIUM!" with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, Paladins, Old 97's, J.D. McPherson). It was released March 23, 2018 on Yellow Dog Records (Memphis, TN) and on April 13,2018 in Europe/UK via Continental Records Services. The Claudettes are recording a new album with Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, The Devil Makes Three) this October.