Imagine you're preparing a list of today’s top female blues/rock guitarists. No doubt you'll include Bonnie Raitt, Samantha Fish, Susan Tedeschi and Ana Popovic. If you don’t include Debra Devi, your list is not complete. ” - Bill Graham

American Blues Scene

New Live EP Jamification Station Vol. 1 Reaches #5 on Relix/ Radio Chart Top 30 

Debra Devi plays "dreamy blues-rockers and blistering psychedelic jams" (Relix) flavored with her soulful voice and expressive guitar playing.  

Devi's new live EP, Jamification Station Vol. 1, captures her Jersey City NJ band at full throttle. The EP reached #5 on the Relix/ Top 30 Radio Chart, staying on the chart for three months.   

Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson joined Devi on her previous EP A Zillion Stars Overhead. Produced by Devi and mixed by Sylvia Massy, Americana Highways calls it "exciting and mesmerizing." 

Devi has opened for Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin, Ana Popovic, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Uprooted (Michael Glialiki) and Marshall Crenshaw. In 2023, she co-headlined the Haverford Music Festival with Joe Louis Walker and The Bongos, and the East Pete Blues Festival with Greg Sover. 

Devi's film and television credits include songs in Tenderness, starring Russell Crowe and Laura Dern; Getting Off, starring Brooke Smith and Christine Harnos; Fight Like a Girl, starring Maureen O'Shea, the Sundance Cable documentary Stripped: Exposing the Business of Baring It All, and several episodes of VH-1's Behind the Music. 

Devi's book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. She gives her "Language of the Blues" talk at festivals, universities, theaters and venues, including Crown Guitar Festival in Montana, A. Schwab's in Memphis, TedX Jersey City, NYU and Danny Clinch Gallery in Asbury Park. 

Devi endorses Homestead Amplifiers