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Get Free

by Devi

“Debra from Devi has a compelling voice—a mix of Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey—while her guitar playing reminds us of the incomparable Jimi Hendrix.” – Metal Hammer (Italy)
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Another Day
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2. When It Comes Down
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3. Runaway
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4. Howl At the Moon
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5. C21H23NO3
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6. Demon in the Sack
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7. Welcome to the Boneyard
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8. Get Free
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9. All That I Need
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10. Love That Lasts
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11. The Needle and the Damage Done
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"This stuff ought to be the new sound of the city, the new sound of the suburbs and has the snazz to be the first real rock breakout in a long time."
– Midwest Record

"Get Free has everything a band ought to deliver: catchy, melodic songs, gorgeously soaring vocals, killer musicianship and a centerpiece that's a genuine classic…will captivate just as many singer/songwriter fans as headbangers. Definitely one of the year's very best." - Lucid Culture

Devi’s debut album, Get Free, bursts out of the gate with the powerpop gem "Another Day" and closes with a six-minute cover of "The Needle and the Damage Done" that ranges from dreamy to ferociously jamming. This is “an utterly bad-ass power trio,” says Midwest Record, led by "one of the most exhilarating fret-burners around." (TrifectaGram)

Debra gets compared to singers Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey and guitarists Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, yet brings a fresh, sharp energy of her own to the guitar and her songwriting. Bonham-style drummer John Hummel and powerhouse bassist Dan Grennes respond fluidly to her every move. Serving the song comes first, but when Devi flexes its collective chops, watch out. The band "jams with joy and abandon. If adrenaline, crescendos, and heart-wrenchingly beautiful playing are something you would enjoy, get your ass down there." (Lucid Culture)

“Get Free is about the longing for love and the longing for God, and the crazy things we pursue—from sex to drugs to relationships—to try to appease those longings,” says Debra, a yoga practitioner. “All our efforts to escape from being human help us evolve,” she adds, laughing, “whether we like it or not!”

Devi roped some talented friends into the Get Free sessions, including keyboardist Rob Clores (Black Crowes, Blues Traveler), jazz clarinetist Perry Robinson, sarod player/singer Wynne Paris (Krishna Das), Michael W. Dean (Bomb), Wiser Time vocalist Carmen Sclafani and producer Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz).

The album package opens like an old-school LP and contains no plastic. The 8-page booklet includes lyrics, credits, and photos by Guzman and Sam LaHoz. Printed on the CD is the Sanskrit prayer lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free.”

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Felice Rosser

Wick'D
I was born in Detroit and I love my rock n roll. Give me a psychedelic rock band with great songs and moody guitars and i'm as happy as a girl in fishnets. Get Free by Devi does it for me. The band is tight, funky and the guitars are beautiful. I love the slide guitar in"C21....", the post Beatle lovliness of "When It Comes Down", and the moody blues of "Get Free". Devi have made a beautiful CD. Put it on, lay back and groove.

Steve Bastien

Get Free - Get It Now!
Get Free is an album everyone needs to hear! The production is well done, allowing each song it's
own, unique groove. The songs run the gamut from acoustic-based tunes like Howl At The Moon, to the
lusty, rocking Demon In The Sack.
Deb has a mastery of her instrument that is all her own. She can play it straight on, such as the
smooth cover of Runaway, haunting slide work on Welcome To The Boneyard, which was inspired by the
events of 9/11, or soaring leads in songs like Get Free. Her vocals are top-notch, too!
Dan Grennes on bass and John Hummel on drums are the backbone of this trio, and a perfect fit with
Deb. Did I mention these folks can jam?
The additional musicians and vocalists helping out really added some wonderful textures to these
already fine songs!
All in all, this is a great CD that offers up something for everyone. Buy it, you won't regret it!

Bill Jehle

5 Foot, 5 Star, Powerhouse
I've been a fan of Deb's work for many years. It's great to watch someone you admire for their talent grow as an artist and to not only find their own voice, but to shout out with it. Deb, together with her bandmates in Devi, have raised the bar with this release. Vocally, Deb hits right in the sweet spot of tone and timbre that reminds me of a well played tenor saxophone. Add to that that she's doing double duty with the guitar, writing original songs, belting them all out for the world to hear, and you've got the complete package.

My only regret, Deb is going to move out of underground status with this release. It's time though. She's paid her dues and is ready to conquer the world.

John Prusinski

The real deal...
Debra and Devi are a breath of fresh air in a world of wannabes and clones... real, original rock music with a sound that's all their own. Even when performing a cover like "Runaway", the band puts their own powerful signature on the performance, and their original compositions burn with explosive energy. A highly recommended release from this free-spirited power trio!

David Chapman, Studio ChateauNeuf, France

Get Free, DEVI
The band, arts and graphics, and the recording are top-notch professional. As for Debra, if I were to answer the “Sounds Like” question, I’d of course jump right to Cheryl, but I’d throw in Alanis and Nathalie Merchant. Nonetheless, its Debra in her own right; one can not take it away from her. Her songwriting is at the same time fun as it is sublime; obvious as it is subtle. She takes you on a journey that is truly her own; past present and future as if it all happened at the same time—especially her guitars. Like describing a fine wine, there are sensations of Hendrix, suggestions of Stone Temple Pilots and aftertastes of Joe Walsh and whoever was playing guitars for The Matrix while recording Avril Lavigne’s first album. This one is highly recommended.

richie maloof

Get GET FREE
What a big, warm, soulful record Debra and her Devi bandmates have put together. The songwriting, at turns bold and beautiful, grabs you right out of the gate, and on subsequent spins anyone listening carefully will appreciate the rich and varied guitar tones, the giant bass and drums, and the layers of vocal harmony. It's one of those genuine rock records that sounds expertly crafted without ever being stuffy or precious or self-conscious.

Now, if someone would just tell me what C21H23NO3 means, I will truly be set free.