Thornetta Davis

Saturday
29
Dec

Detroit's Queen of the Blues

Winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards

 

Why you should see this show…

Detroit’s Queen of Blues is coming to Cleveland. Over the course of her career, Thornetta Davis has performed with a host of fantastic groups including Chanteuse, Big Chief, and the Chisel Brothers. Since going solo, she’s been working hard to keep the music alive and well. Long may she reign!
 

Thornetta Davis Bio
Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis a multi-talented International Singer and Songwriter from Detroit MI, USA is the Winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, including sweeping the 2017 DMA’S with 8 awards. Thornetta has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world. Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more. Backed by her great band of Detroit Musicians.

She first gained attention in 1987 when she became back up singer for the Detroit soul band Lamont Zodiac and The Love Signs. Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis. In 1996 Thornetta recorded her first solo album Sunday Morning Music on the Seattle based label “Sub Pop” which received a rave revue in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song “Cry” from that album was featured on the HBO hit The Sopranos.

Thornetta has opened for legendary blues and R&B greats such as Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Johnnie Johnson and many more…her history is extensive and her performances are memorable…like the time she opened for Bonnie Raitt at Michigan’s Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz festival in 1992. Bonnie asked Thornetta to join her and Katie Webster (queen of the swamp boogie) for an encore song which received a standing ovation.

In 1999 Thornetta brought down the house with her astounding performance at the Lillith Fair at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theatre hosted by Sarah McLachlan…that same evening she attended the Detroit Music Awards where she proudly accepted 2 of the over 30 Music Awards that she has won over the last 20 years for Best R&B/ Blues Vocalist and Best R&B Group.

In 2000, Thornetta opened the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards at Madison Square Garden with Detroit phenomenon Kid Rock. New York’s star-studded event captured Detroit’s “Princess of the Blues” in all her glory! In 2001 Thornetta Davis is inducted into the Detroit Music Hall of Fame! Thornetta performed on Wednesday nights for 7 years at one of Detroit’s favorite live music venues, The Music Menu, located in Greektown in downtown Detroit until it’s closing in 2003. Three years before that final Wednesday, Thornetta recorded a live performance on one magical night at the “Menu” and called it Thornetta Davis covered Live at the Music Menu. This CD is a collection of Thornetta’s most requested cover tunes. The magic comes through and touches you and makes you feel like you’re right there watching her as she takes you on a spiritual journey to the depths of her soul. Thornetta Davis Covered Live at the Music Menu won Best R&B/ Blues Recording at the Detroit Music Awards 2002.

In 2006 Detroit’s “Princess of the Blues” appeared again with Kid Rock during the Super Bowl week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2007 Thornetta performed with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and took a bit out of the “Big Apple” on The View and The David Letterman Show.

Thornetta has electrified audiences worldwide with tours to Italy, Blues festivals in Tunisia North Africa, Lucerne Switzerland, Sweden, Paris France, Norway, Germany, Holland, England and Canada.

 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see Rusty Anchor menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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