DEBRA DEVI is the lead singer/guitarist for the rock band DEVI. She is also the author of the award-winning book, THE LANGUAGE OF THE BLUES: FROM ALCORUB TO ZUZU (Foreword by DR. JOHN), which has won praise from Bonnie Raitt, Joe Bonamassa and even Ministry's Al Jourgensen. JamBase calls her "a supersonic fret-burner who writes hauntingly memorable songs." She's a Fender Girl Rock Nation artist and the first female guitarist invited to record for Guitar World's "Lick of the Day" iPhone app. With JOHN HUMMEL on drums and DAN GRENNES on bass, Debra leads “a bad-ass power trio with looks, swagger, a sense of humor and blistering chops.” (Midwest Record) The band's debut album, GET FREE (True Nature Records/Redeye USA), has earned Debra comparisons to singers like Grace Potter, Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey and guitarists Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. In fall 2012, The Language of the Blues, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding book on Popular Music was released as an eBook by Guitar International and in a new full-color print edition by Devi's own True Nature Books. Read the book's new press here. "It isn’t often that I come across an album that’s so good I have to listen to it multiple times in a row. After the fifth time through Devi’s Get Free album I was left with only one question, How in the world have I never heard of this band before?”– Guitar International "Debra has a compelling voice that reminds us of Sheryl Crow & PJ Harvey, but the music is very rock--with her guitar playing reminding us of the incomparable Jimi Hendrix." - Metal Hammer "This album has pretty much everything a band ought to deliver: catchy, melodic songs, gorgeously soaring vocals, killer musicianship and a centerpiece that’s a genuine classic." – New York Music Daily "Debra’s playing is big, melodic and bold. C21H23NO3 demonstrates perfectly what this band is about, starting with a pop/folk feel and chords catchy as hell, it moves into an almost metal feel with a nasty solo. Debra wraps it up with a frenetic Hendrix-style jam." – Vintage Guitar
Film & TV Credits* Tenderness (Greenlight) – Russell Crowe, Laura Dern * Getting Off (Showtime) – Brooke Smith, Amy Ryan * Stripped: Exposing the Business of Baring It All (Sundance Cable) - theme * Behind the Music/Tim McGraw (VH1) * Not the End of the World (Tribeca Film Festival) - end credit * Girl in the Ring (female boxing doc, in progress) - end credit Endorsements Debra Devi endorses Fender guitars, Engl amps, DR Strings and Shubb capos.