“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
Debra Devi plays "dreamy blues-rockers and blistering psychedelic jams" (Relix) flavored with her soulful voice and expressive lead guitar. Live, Devi leads "a fierce guitar-driven band equally adept at soulful rockers and sprawling jams" (NY Music Daily.
Devi has recorded Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson, opened for Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin, Ana Popovic, Devon Allman, Joe Louis Walker and Marshall Crenshaw, and performed with Kate Pierson (B-52s), and Cindy Cashdollar.
On June 22, 2022, Devi released a live EP, Jamification Station Vol. 1, that captures her band at full throttle. The EP recently entered its third month on the Relix/Jambands.com Top 30 Radio Chart, reaching #5 in August.
Jorgen Carlsson (Gov't Mule) played bass on Devi's previous EP A Zillion Stars Overhead. Produced by Devi and mixed by Sylvia Massy, Americana Highways calls it "exciting and mesmerizing."
Devi is the first female guitarist to endorse Homestead Amplifiers, which supplies amps to Gov’t Mule, Jimmy Herring, Susan Tedeschi and other top guitarists in the jamband scene. Devi's book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.