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


Devi plays dreamy blues-rockers and blistering psychedelic jams”


A supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel for the blues who also writes hauntingly memorable songs.”


Debra Devi's live EP, Jamification Station Vol. 1, reached #5 on the Relix/ Top 30 Radio Chart in August 2022, staying on the chart for three months. Former Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson joined Debra for her 2021 EP A Zillion Stars Overhead, which Americana Highways calls “exciting and mesmerizing.”

Debra has opened for Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin, Ana Popovic, Fantastic Cat, Willie Nile and more. She's a popular draw at blues festivals, directly supporting Joe Louis Walker at Haverford Music Festival; Downtown Charlie Brown at Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival; and Greg Sover at East Pete Blues Fest, for example. 

Devi endorsees Homestead Amps, which builds amps for Gov't Mule, Jimmy Herring and Tedeschi Trucks. 

Based in Jersey City, NJ, Debra's band is Kevin Jones on bass and John Roccesano on drums, plus a rotating crew of top keyboardists: Rob Clores (Jesse Malin), Andy Burton (Little Steven) and Matt Wade (Samantha Fish).

Debra's book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, and high praise from Bonnie Raitt and Joe Bonamassa. Debra gives her popular "Language of the Blues" talk at festivals, colleges and venues. 

John Roccesano (drums), Kevin Jones (bass), Debra Devi, Andy Burton (keys) - backstage at Heaven Can Wait NYC