“A supersonic fretburner who writes hauntingly memorable songs, blending the intricacy of a good jam band with the catchiness of vintage power pop.”
Debra Devi blends blues-rock, jam and Americana influences into a potent blend flavored with her masterful guitar playing. She jams with Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson on her self-produced EP A Zillion Stars Overhead, "a collection of dreamy rockers and blistering psychedelic jams" (Relix) mixed by Sylvia Massy.
Devi's growing acclaim as "one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast." (Good Times) has led to opening for roots-rock artists like Ana Popovic, Devon Allman and Marshall Crenshaw, and festival dates from Memphis to Montana.
Live, Devi leads "a fierce guitar-driven band equally adept at soulful rockers and sprawling jams" (NY Music Daily), with Kevin Jones on bass, Martin Schmid on keys and John Roccesano on drums. The group's popular "Jamification Station" live-stream series is hosted by American Blues Scene.
Devi is the first female guitarist to endorse Homestead Amplifiers, which builds custom amps for Gov’t Mule and Jimmy Herring. Her book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
“Devi combines her sizable guitar skills and passionate vocals for a mesmerizing, exciting record.”
— Americana Highways