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Meet Devon Gilfillian

January 17, 2020

Meet January's Artist Discovery: Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian

Introduction

Meet Devon Gilfillian, the powerful R&B/soul-inspired singer-songwriter who is making waves through the music world. His powerful voice, electric performances, and amazing songwriting have endeared him to countless new fans across the world. He’s toured with Anderson East, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, Brothers Osborne, and many more. And now his new album Black Hole Rainbow has been released into the wild! 

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We asked Devon a few questions about his musical upbringing, life on the road, and more. Read on to get to know him better!

Q & A

What was the first album you ever owned on vinyl?

The first vinyl that I ever owned was “Innervisions” by Stevie Wonder because I stole from my Dad. 

What have you been listening to lately?

KAYTRANADA, SiR, Nick Hakim, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Kiwanuka, Thundercat, Isaac Hayes, Brittany Howard.

Who is the first artist you remember listening to?

Bob Marley was the one of the first 

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Under a shady palm tree on a beach near Los Angeles. 

What is the best live show you’ve seen?

Primus at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. 

What are some things you have to have on the road with you?

My acoustic, headphones, Yerba maté, a good book, and good blankey.

Who is the most inspiring person you’ve met?

Mavis Staples

Where is your favorite place in the world?

I’m very fond of Austin, Texas. 

What is the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the road?

We got hit by a drunk driver and my life flashed before my eyes.

Who or what influences your music?

All of the artist which of whom I named above that I’m currently listening to definitely inspire the music I make. Falling in love inspires my music as well. 

What album do you play on repeat?

Right now it’s DAMN by Kendrick Lamar but I always go back to Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix. 

If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

KAYTRANADA