Make a reservation for this show.Davina & The Vagabonds WebsiteDavina & The Vagabonds TwitterDavina & The Vagabonds FacebookLive Performance/VideosThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Davina and the Vagabonds. Band members are Davina Sowers (piano/vocals), Michael Carvale (bass/vocals), Alec Tackmann (drums/vocals), Dan Eikmeier (trumpet/vocals), and Ben Link (trombone). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday."At first glance, the very idea of a blues band without a guitar player strikes the mind as a daring if not totally outrageous concept. But, Davina & the Vagabonds, a Minneapolis-based quintet driven by New Orleans horns and the campy purr of vocalist/pianist Davina Sowers, carry it off with such aplomb that you won't miss the usual six-string histrionics one bit. Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana in high-definition reality on stage for your immense pleasure and enjoyment." -KEN WRIGHT, Thunderbay Blues Festival/CanadaDavina Sowers hit the Midwest scene in February 2005 and hasn't looked back since. With great vocals and piano, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. She and her band made a big splash at Duluth's Bayfront Blues Festival in 2006 to 2008, having the highest sales in CDs all three years. "Two things remain consistent in all her shows: her throaty, but cushiony voice, which has a sort of hardmattress comfort to it that's part Bonnie Raitt, part Etta James, and a little Amy Winehouse; and her band's rollicking New Orleans flavor, driven home by dueling horn players and a bayou-thick standup bass," says Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune. Davina has shared the stage with Little Feat, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, The Lamont Cranston Band, The Blues Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, Irma Thomas and James Hunter, among others, at venues such as House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ and the Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, MN.The rest of the band members are no strangers to high honors themselves. Acoustic / electric bassist and vocalist Michael Carvale has received numerous Reader's Poll Awards for his performance and contributions with different artists. He also received two life-time achievement awards for his work with The Lamont Cranston Band, and in August 2006 he was inducted in the Minnesota Rock & Roll/Country Hall of Fame. Trumpeter Dan Eikmeier has recently performed and recorded with the Willie August Project and Ada Jane, and spent six years as a member of Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants. Dan also has had the honor of sitting in with James Cotton, Luther Kent, Sophia Shorai, Glen David Andrews and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Each band member brings a unique flair that sets the band apart from other blues talent. To be sure, this is a group on the way up.