Listen to Thornetta Davis perform live in WDET’s Studio A
Detroit’s Queen of Blues joined CultureShift for a live performance and to talk about the importance of keeping Detroit’s blues legacy alive.
Detroit’s Queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, will be performing two live shows at The Carr Center on Feb. 16 and 17, as part of the center’s Black History Month programming. The intimate space holds roughly 130 people, and will include something for everyone. Later in the month, Davis will also be performing in the Black Bottom Jazz Showcase happening in Bert’s Warehouse Theater.
The soulful songstress has won more than 30 Detroit Music Awards and is hoping to add a prestigious Blues Foundation Blues Music Award to her collection. She’s been nominated nine times, but never won. Blues Foundation members can vote for Davis online.
Davis and her band joined CultureShift to give us a taste of what to expect from her upcoming performances, and to talk about the importance of keeping Detroit’s blues legacy alive.
“I want to represent my city out there. They think Detroit has only one genre, that’s R&B, but we got blues, rock, funk, jazz, and I’m out here supporting [and] representing blues.” — Thornetta Davis
Related: The Carr Center’s Black History Month programming highlights esteemed Black artists
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