"Debra Devi is 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
"Devi leads a ferocious guitar-driven band equally adept at sprawling psychedelic jams and terse, soulful rockers."
- New York Music Daily
NEWS: Devi's new EP out in March 2020 includes Jorgen Carlsson (Gov't Mule) on bass and Rob Clores (Jesse Malin, Black Crowes) on keys. Recorded by John Agnello, mixed by Sylvia Massy.
BIO: Debra Devi’s growing acclaim as "one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast." (Good Times) has led her to recording with Gov’t Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson, opening for Ana Popovic, Bruce Katz and Marshall Crenshaw, sit-ins with Andy Aledort and Matt O'Ree, and festival dates from Memphis to Montana. Devi endorses Homestead Amplifiers, which builds custom amps for Gov't Mule, Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmy Herring. She's also a Fender artist. Her music videos have premiered on The Alternate Root, American Blues Scene, Guitar Girl and The Pop Break.
“Devi references the ‘60s and early ‘70s with an understated retro vibe,” notes Hardrock Haven, “but instead of sounding dated, her sound comes across as timeless.” Urban Politico adds: "Vocally Devi is a dead ringer for Sheryl Crow and her music radiates infectious joy, reminding us of The Black Crowes, Prince, and Little Feat."
Devi is also the author of the popular blues glossary, The Language of the Blues (foreword by Dr. John) which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
FESTIVALS BOOKED INCLUDE:
Black Potatoe Festival - Clifton NJ
Brews and Bands Festival - Rahway NJ
Bridging the Blues Festival - Clarksdale MS
Cape May Crab and Craft Beer Festival - Cape May NJ
Chicks Who Rock Festival - Jersey City NJ
Crown Guitar Festival - Bigfork MT
Gypsy Moon Blues Festival - Lancaster PA
Hightstown Harvest Festival - Hightstown NJ
Hudson LGBT Pride Festival - Jersey City NJ
International Blues Competition - Memphis TN
Just Jersey Festival - Stanhope NJ
Lovelight Yoga + Art Festival - Darlington MD
Port Imperial Music Festival - West New York NJ
South by South Orange Festival - South Orange NJ
South Mountain International Blues Festival - Orange NJ