Jennie DeVoe at The Sanctuary

"Jennie DeVoe's voice is a delicious mix of scratchy blues and sweet low notes. Her music is born of a unique marriage of folk and funk. She sprinkles in rhythm and blues sounds and a few well-chosen covers to create a great live show. She also manages to draw the audience in with her anecdotes and personal stories between each song. It's hard to attend one of DeVoe's shows and not feel like she's your personal friend by the end of the night. This rare evening was no exception. As the night grew later, DeVoe became indistinguishable from her music. She flowed from one number to the next, weaving crowd favorites with songs she'd never performed outside the studio. Her lyrics are carved from her own experiences, and those who visited The Sanctuary reaped the benefits of her rich life and talented career. With her wild mane and sultry sound, DeVoe always provides her audience with an irresistibly good time."

A Magical Night of Art & Music

On Saturday, March 1th, singer/songwriter, Jennie DeVoe brought down the house and ended her concert at The Sanctuary with a standing ovation! Of her first concert experience there, De Voe said, "It was truly a flawless evening. To play at Nancy's place with her big heart and talent all around us, I couldn't have asked for a cooler venue or a better audience. I'm pretty high from it all!" 

by Melissa Mayer

Being the largest event to take place so far at world-renowned artist Nancy Noel's Sanctuary, the night started out right with DeVoe and her talented 5-piece band performing for a packed house that was completely sold-out leaving standing room only. Even the people standing commented that there was, undeniably, "not a bad 'seat' in the house." With the amazing artwork of N.A. Noel as a backdrop for the already beautiful setting of The Sanctuary, the night of music by Jennie DeVoe was perfectly poised to be nothing less than magical. 

Nancy kicked off the night by introducing Jennie as the "little girl with the great big voice." She said later guests were "raving all evening" as they listened intently to Jennie's music and soaked up her "amazing comedic personality" as well. DeVoe joked that she and Nancy were going to make 2008 a year of bigger things - hopefully with Nancy on The Oprah Winfrey Show (Oprah already owns Nancy's work) and DeVoe, having just completed her 5th CD, signing with a big label and going on Letterman. She said she learned. by watching Oprah that all that was needed to accomplish this was to think it, say it out loud and write it on a post-it note ... so that was the plan to expose both of their careers to an even broader audience. With the culmination of their talents -- Noel and DeVoe seemed to make their guests feel like they were at a private party. Audience member John-David Smith commented, "I've seen a lot of concerts in my day and this is now in my top-two best-ever!" 

Melissa Mayer from the Boone County Sun wrote, "DeVoe's voice is a delicious mix. of scratchy blues and sweet low notes. Her music is born of a unique marriage of folk and funk. She sprinkles in rhythm and blues sounds and a few well-chosen covers to create a great live show. She also manages to draw the audience in with her anecdotes and personal stories between each song. It's hard to attend one of DeVoe's shows and not feel like she's your personal friend by the end of the night. 

This rare evening was no exception. As the night grew later, DeVoe became indistinguishable from her music. She flowed from one number to the next, weaving crowd favorites with songs she'd never performed outside of the studio. Her lyrics are carved from her own experiences, and those who visited The Sanctuary reaped the benefits of her rich life and talented career. With her wild mane and sultry sound, DeVoe always provides her audience with an irresistibly good time." 

Says DeVoe, "This show was as fulfilling as a VH1 Story Tellers or Austin City Limits-type experience because of the energy exchange with the audience. They are the kinds of shows I'm built to do. It's about being able to engage in huge ebbs and flows of emotion with the audience -from funny to heartstring to rockin' stuff - it's my job to deliver. I also love connecting with other artists like Nancy - we can totally relate to one another and we've struck up a good friendship just because our art introduced us to one another. We've talked about how important it is to pass along our gifts to others. I feel blessed to be able to make people happy for one night with what I do and I know Nancy feels the same way about what she does. We're lucky girls I think!" DeVoe said she can't wait to return to The Sanctuary to put on another great night of music hopefully this fall! 

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