Thornetta Davis - 11/18/23, 7pm / (Bill Magee Blues opens)
"Detroit's Queen Of The Blues"
2023 BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNER FOR SOUL/BLUES ARTIST FEMALE
2022 BMA NOMINEE CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE, INSTRUMENTALIST VOCALS
2021 JUS’ BLUES FOUNDATION HONOREE- THE DENISE LASALLE RECORDING OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
2018 $25,000 KRESGE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT
International singer, songwriter, and Independent recording artist, was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “DETROIT’S QUEEN OF THE BLUES” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan. Thornetta has performed with and opened for Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Blues Legends such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Johnny Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and more. Thornetta released her first solo album SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC in 1996 on the label Subpop featuring the late keyboardist Eddie, Harsh from the Black Crowes, Kid Rock in the band, Big Chief.
Thornetta is a nine time Blues Music Award Nominee, and the winner of the 2023 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for Best Soul/Blues Artist Female. Thornetta is also winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards. Thornetta received six 2018 DMA’s and has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards for her latest album Honest Woman which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine “Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning 2017 1st place in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) for “Best Blues Song” (I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT) and also receiving the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for “Best Blues Album” for HONEST WOMAN.
THORNETTA DAVIS BAND INSTRUMENTATION
Carlton Washington - Guitar player
Phillip Hale - Organ and Piano player
David Marcaccio - Drummer
James C Anderson - Percussionist (Congas)
Joe Veloz - Bass
Roseann Matthews - BG Vocals
Rosemere Matthews- BG Vocals