Debra Devi blends blues-rock, jam, Americana and pop influences into a potent blend flavored with her masterful guitar playing and soulful vocals. JamBase calls the Jersey City-based rocker, "a supersonic fretburner who writes hauntingly memorable songs, blending the intricacy of a good jam band with the catchiness of vintage power pop.”

Devi's new EP, A Zillion Stars Overhead, includes Jorgen Carlsson (Gov't Mule) on bass and Rob Clores (Jesse Malin, Black Crowes) on keys. Produced by Devi, recorded by John Agnello, and mixed by Sylvia Massy, the EP is out now on True Nature Records/DMM.  

Discouraged as a teen from playing electric guitar because she was female, Devi is making up for lost time, earning growing acclaim as "one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast." (Good Times). 

Devi is the first female guitarist invited to endorse Homestead Amplifiers, which builds custom amps for Gov't Mule, Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmy Herring. She's also a Fender artist and the first female guitarist featured on Guitar World's "Lick of the Day."  Her music videos have premiered on The Alternate Root, American Blues Scene, Guitar Girl and The Pop Break

Devi is the author of the popular blues glossary, The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and is blurbed by Bonnie Raitt and Joe Bonamassa. 

Devi gives her "Language of the Blues" talk at TEDx events, universities and theaters. She is interviewed about blues lingo in the films America's Blues and Mr. Handy's Blues, and by USA Today, NPR All Things Considered and BluesMobile

photo by Capacity Images

photo by Capacity Images

A supersonic fret-burner who writes hauntingly memorable songs, blending the intricacy of a good jam band with the catchiness of vintage power pop.”

— JamBase

FILM & TELEVISION CREDITS 

Fight Like a Girl - documentary on female boxers starring Golden Glove champion Maureen Shea  
End credit song - "All That I Need" 

Tenderness - feature film starring Russell Crowe, Laura Dern 
Song - "All That I Need" 

Getting Off - feature film starring Christine Harnos, Brooke Smith (Showtime Cable)  
Songs - "Get Free," "Demon in the Sack"  

Stripped: Exposing the Business of Baring It All  (Sundance Cable) 
Theme - "Take It Off" 
Songs - "Prayer Is Sexy," "In Motion," "Jacksonville  

"Driven/Tim McGraw" (VH-1)  
Songs - "Prayer Is Sexy," "Take It Off" 

Not the End of the World  - short film (Tribeca Film Festival) 
End credit song - "All That I Need" 

By Any Means - short film (La Femme Int'l Film Festival) 
Song - "Love That Lasts"