“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
New Live EP Jamification Station Vol. 1 Reaches #5 on Relix/Jambands.com 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/Jambands.com Top 30 Radio Chart, staying on the chart for July (#27), August (#5) and September (#16) 2022.
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 around the East Coast for Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin, Ana Popovic, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Joe Louis Walker, Marshall Crenshaw, The Bongos and Bruce Katz, and performed with with Kate Pierson (B-52s) and Cindy Cashdollar. Devi produced three successful "Jersey City Rocks" concerts at White Eagle Hall (800 cap).
Live, Devi leads "a fierce guitar-driven band equally adept at soulful rockers and sprawling jams" (NY Music Daily). She is the first female guitarist to endorse Homestead Amplifiers, which supplies amps to Gov’t Mule, Jimmy Herring and other top guitarists in the jamband scene.
Devi's book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) is an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award winner. 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.