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Thornetta Davis Detroit’s Queen of the Blues

Thornetta Davis hails from Detroit, the Motor City, where she is the undisputed Queen of the Blues and has won several Detroit Music Awards in the blues and rhythm ‘n’ blues categories.

Detroit is one of the American capitals of blues and R&B. Its theaters and clubs hosted the greatest interpreters of this music, including Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith; John Lee Hooker settled there in the 40s; Detroit is the birthplace of Motown Records and the soul genre, which was launched by that label.

Even for her undisputed charisma, which is exalted in live performances, Davis is considered the heir to this legacy. As a songwriter, she is also contributing to giving new life to this musical heritage. During her career, she has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight and Etta James and performed with Kid Rock and Bob Seger. One of her songs was featured in the series “The Sopranos.”

  • Giardini Carducci - Conad Stage
  • Free Outdoor Concert
  • Start: 6:30pm