“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. ”
“A supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel for the blues who also writes hauntingly memorable songs.”
Debra Devi plays "dreamy blues-rock and blistering psychedelic jams" (Relix) driven by her soulful voice and expressive guitar playing.
Debra's self-produced live EP, Jamification Station Vol. 1, reached #5 on the Relix/Jambands.com Top 30 Radio Chart, staying on the chart for three months. Former Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson joined Debra for her previous EP A Zillion Stars Overhead.
Based in Jersey City NJ, Debra has opened for Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin, Ana Popovic, Fantastic Cat and more. She's been direct support for Joe Louis Walker at Haverford Music Festival; Downtown Charlie Brown at Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival; and Greg Sover at East Pete Blues Fest.
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 (Cyndi Lauper) 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.