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TLN Artist Development Workshop: Language of the Blues with Debra Devi

  • Nonlinear Knitting Studio 195 New York Ave #3e Jersey City, NJ 07307 United States (map)

Join us at Nonlinear Knitting Studio on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 7pm for a talk and discussion with Debra Devi on The Language of the Blues. Deb will share stories and photos from her award-winning book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John), lead a Q&A about blues music and play some blues to close out the event! She will have copies of her book available for $20. This will be a great resource for musicians and fans alike!

Book Trailer:


In The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu, rock musician Debra Devi defines over 150 blues terms like mojo, hoodoo, buffet flat and killing floor with wild stories and fresh insights from her interviews with such blues stars as Hubert Sumlin, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Henry Gray, Little Milton Campbell, Bob Margolin, Jody Williams, Robben Ford, Jimmie Vaughan and more.

The Language of the Blues includes a foreword by Dr. John and is blurbed by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, Bob Margolin, Hal Willner, Ed Sanders and Ministry singer Al Jourgensen. It received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding Book on Music.

"What a great resource, as fascinating as it is informative. Debra's passion for the blues shines through." BONNIE RAITT

"Debra's book will teach you what you really need to know about blues history and where the blues are coming from."

"Finally one can understand the mechanics behind the overwhelming viscera of the Blues. Debra Devi's work is a true guide book to the soul." AL JOURGENSEN (MINISTRY)

"This book is fascinating! Take it to the bathroom and don't come out until you're done reading it." JIMMY VIVINO

"This is a beautiful book. Upon receiving The Language of the Blues I discovered my knowledge only scratched the surface. Debra Devi has written an invaluable reference book. And it's also great fun to read." HAL WILLNER