Itin­er­ant band: Dav­ina and the Vagabonds

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The Santa Fe Band­stand on the Plaza will be rol­lick­ing and swing­ing to the time­less hy­brid of New Or­leans blues, clas­sic jazz, soul, and gospel per­fected by Dav­ina and the Vagabonds on Tues­day, Aug. 18, be­gin­ning at 7:15 p.m. Dav­ina could be an Andrews sis­ter rein­car­nated as Ja­nis Jo­plin as chan­neled by Amy Wine­house — but she’s no one but her­self, in her pet­ti­coats and fas­ci­na­tors, belt­ing out stan­dards and a ros­ter of orig­i­nals in which the lyrics are just as im­por­tant as the mu­si­cal style. Dav­ina and the Vagabonds is a five-mem­ber tour­ing band based out of Min­neapo­lis, formed on a whim in 2006 in or­der to claim a lo­cal open house gig. Dav­ina, the lead singer, orig­i­nally moved to Min­ne­sota from Key West, where she was a street mu­si­cian. The group’s sound is big and brassy, es­pe­cially for such a small band, and has have sev­eral al­bums to its credit, in­clud­ing Black Cloud (2011) and Sun­shine (2014). Band­stand con­certs are free; visit santafeband­stand.org. — Jen­nifer Levin

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