Saturday, December 29, 2012

''Electric Goddess'' - Debra DeSalvo

-- David "Skinny Devil" McLean
originally published at Tinfoil Music
 Date: Friday, April 23 2004 @ 17:46:07 BST

The name of Debra DeSalvo's new album is "Electric Goddess", which sort of throws the gauntlet down, if you ask me. Lucky for us, win, lose, or draw, it's a GREAT show! But then, whaddya expect from a record that opens with a song titled "Demon in the Sack"?

''GUITAR GODS: Debra Devi''

 - David "Skinny Devil" McLean
originally published at Tinfoil Music
Date: Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 14:32:35 BST


The Village Voice calls her "hard-edged" and describes her music as "blues punk"; the New York Post calls her a "Notable guitarist"; WomenRock says of Deb, "...rock star quality and staying power. Debra is Liz Phair and Sheryl Crow uncensored and unpolished..."; Scrawl Magazine says, "...the unmistakable combustion engine at the center of it all is the guitar playing of Debra Devi...".

Her music has been featured in the movie "Stripped: Exposing the Business of Baring It All" (Vanguard Cinema - 2003) and on both VH1 & CMT (2 songs in Driven-Tim McGraw episode) and will soon be heard on the TV show "Getting Off" (2 songs in award-winning feature film about AIDS starring Christine Harnos; Showtime airdate: Sept. 21, 2005).

She has performed in the New York area at various clubs (including the legendary CBGS and Arlene's Grocery), her guitar lessons have been featured in Guitar, Guitar School, Guitar World, and Guitar.Com, she's released 2 solo CDs (read reviews of her debut "Electric Goddess" and her 2005 release "Hoboken Demo" here at Tinfoil Music), and is now poised to take her place among the rock elite.

Debra Devi is an immense talent. Her songcraft is exceptional, her lyrics biting, her guitar playing gutsy & unique, her performances over the top. If you haven't heard her, go visit her web-site NOW and check out the sound-clips. You'll be happy you did!
I had a chance to speak with Deb recently - check it out!