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True Nature Records & Books, Jersey City, NJ

Member Since: October 8, 2014
Festival biz experience: 9+ years
Jersey City, New Jersey

Sounds like: Sheryl Crow meets Gov't Mule
Publicist: Patrice Fehlen, September Gurl PR/Beautiful Day Media

JamBase describes rock musician Debra Devi as “a supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel for the blues who writes hauntingly memorable songs.”  She leads a “ferocious guitar-driven band equally adept at sprawling psychedelic jams and terse, soulful rockers," says New York Music Daily, calling Devi "one of the great guitarists of our time--a master of touch, tone and shading." 

​Devi draws from a seasoned roster for her live shows, including drummer John Hummel (Matt O'Ree Band), bassist Maxwell Feinstein and keyboardists Rob ​Clores (The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler) and Peter Vitalone (Dayna Kurtz). 

Devi is also the author of The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John), which earned back-cover praise from Bonnie Raitt and Joe Bonamassa and won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding Book on Music. Reuters called The Language of the Blues, “one of the wittiest, bawdiest, most fascinating dictionaries ever.”

Devi has given her popular Language of the Blues multimedia presentation at A. Schwab in Memphis, Delta Blues Museum, NYU, Jersey City Theater Center, Luna Stage in South Orange NJ and other locations.

"Frontwoman Debra Devi is a supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel for the blues who also writes hauntingly memorable songs." – JamBase

"Equal parts earth mother, sex siren, Hendrix-inspired guitarist, and all-out rocker…this Jersey City rocker seems to get hotter by the day, and it's not hard to figure why. Her playing is expert, the charisma undeniable, and the effect is overwhelming." – Good Times

“If adrenaline, crescendos and virtuosic, heart-wrenchingly beautiful playing are things you enjoy, go see Debra Devi."New York Music Daily

- rock shows with full band (1-3 sets)
- singer/songwriter acoustic and semi-acoustic sets
- "Language of the Blues" multimedia presentation
- blues covers set with her full band

Brews and Bands Festival - Rahway NJ
Bridging the Blues Festival - Clarksdale MS (solo performance/book signings)
Cape May Crab and Craft Beer Festival - Cape May NJ
Chicks Who Rock Festival - Jersey City NJ
Crown Guitar Festival - Bigfork MT
Hudson LGBT Pride Festival - Jersey City NJ
International Blues Competition - Memphis TN (solo performance, book signing & lecture)
Lovelight Yoga & Music Festival - Darlington MD
South by South Orange (SOxSO2015) Festival - South Orange NJ
Just Jersey Festival - Stanhope NJ

Musician, Publications/Books, Educator
Medium/Materials - Products/Tags
music/book - CDs, The Language of the Blues book
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