Indianapolis-based singer/songwriter brings her live show to the historic Athenaeum Theater on February 26th. DeVoe is touring behind her critically-acclaimed fourth cd, 'Strange Sunshine,' distributed by Sony Red.
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On February 26th, Indianapolis-based singer/songwriter Jennie DeVoe and her band will bring their energetic, soul-infused live show of original music to the historic Athenaeum Theater (in the upper level of the Ratheskeller building). Located in the heart of Indianapolis, the theater will provide the perfect atmosphere to showcase DeVoe's mix of bluesy-rock-folk-soul along with her own brand of undeniable humor. One of the most successful independent artists to emerge from Indiana, DeVoe's music career has continued to blossom, gaining her national and international attention. Most recently, she signed a major deal with Sony Red Distribution for her fourth cd, Strange Sunshine. DeVoe has spent the last year touring behind the new disc, which continues to gain critical acclaim and airplay across the country. Critics rave, "The star of this show is DeVoe's vocal instrument. It's not just her range and power that impresses. DeVoe sings with an honesty that makes the listener believe she is baring her soul on every track. Her songwriting captures the wittiness, world weariness, hope and simple brilliance that is blues music at its best." Such national praise inspires DeVoe to keep expanding her audience, an effort aided tremendously with Sony Red's support. Strange Sunshine can now be found in independent record stores and on airwaves all over the United States, and even the Virgin Islands.
Back home in Indiana, DeVoe has garnered numerous "Best Female Artist," and "Favorite Local Musician" honors, gracing the covers of a variety of publications across the state. "There is no fooling on Strange Sunshine," says blogger Rob Nichols. "Jennie Devoe has made her best record ever. No mystery why. It is smart and playful, the past mixing with the now, the dirt grandly mixing with the shiny. And it is the sound of Devoe’s voice that makes it all come together." As a bonus for fans, she has just put out what she calls a "sneak release," limited edition cd, Blue Sky Radio Hour, containing 13 previously unreleased tracks which include recordings from her England sessions as well as Echo Park in Bloomington and local RippleFX sessions.
On the 26th, DeVoe and band will perform new tunes as well as old favorites. Whether you've never seen Jennie DeVoe live, or if you've seen her dozens of times, the night at The Athenaeum will be one to experience. As one reviewer noted at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Ga, "This larger than life, dynamite in small package performer will win you over quickly as she has with so many. If Jennie DeVoe is playing close by or far away, it’s worth the trip to see her and witness greatness."
The Athenaeum Theater is located above The Rathskeller at 401 E. Michigan St. Call (317)636-0396 to purchase advance tickets ($15 vs. $18 the day of). Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 9:00pm. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more info visit www.jenniedevoe.com.