There’s no question that DeVestern has a powerful voice. She’s toured with Big Brother and the Holding Company by their invitation. Halley DeVestern burst on the scene with the release of her first album, SUGAR FREE, of which Newsday declared, “Had Maria McKee lived up to her potential, this is the record she would have made.” LIVE AT THE TOWPATH INN, a live acoustic set taken from club and radio performances, was released in 2000 and named one of the top 20 CDs of 2000 by The Audio Realm (NWEZ.NET). The 2003 album SUPERHERO KILLER, was hailed as “an album with female vocals in the same lines of Janis [Joplin]’s rough hewn blues, but with an even more raw and even more edgy quality.” The feminist publication Expository Magazine notes that “[song] titles like “Strangled in the Park” only hint at the territory DeVestern is willing to tread.”
DeVestern’s raw, bluesy vocals and unique songwriting have won her and the band opening slots for such blues and rock greats as John Hammond, Jimmy Vaughan, Gov’t. Mule, Son Seals, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Bramlett and Antigone Rising.