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Annemarie Sheridan founded Pursuing Compatibility because of her own love and life struggles. Bored with the same old, same old services out there, she took matters in her own hands and is making a change. Life experience from gaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design, teaching English as a Second Language in South Korea and Canada for 9 years, independently studied conflict resolution and cross cultural communication, experienced with travel and cultural immersion, cultural competence trainer, experienced public speaker, aspiring writer, artist and creative problem solver. With Annemarie’s successes also came with setbacks such as facing multiple devastating, lengthy unemployment struggles, work culture struggles, cross cultural misunderstandings, coping with Hashimoto’s and facing the unfortunate heartbreaking reality that being with her partner for 8 years was not the right fit. She is taking all of this life experience to help America get a lot better than #19 on the World Happiness Index and reduce America’s loneliness statistics.

Musician Debra Devi:
Debra Devi is a blues-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter who blends pop, rock, jam and Americana into memorable songs flavored with her masterful guitar playing.
Devi’s upcoming EP, A Zillion Stars Overhead, includes Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) on bass and Rob Clores (Jesse Malin, Black Crowes) on keys. Recorded by John Agnello, mixed by Sylvia Massy, the EP will be released in spring 2020 on True Nature Records/DMM.
Discouraged as a teen from playing electric guitar because she was female, Devi is making up for lost time, earning growing acclaim as “one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast.” (Good Times). She’s the first female guitarist endorsing Homestead Amplifiers, which builds custom amps for Gov’t Mule, Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmy Herring . She’s also a Fender artist and the first female guitarist on Guitar World’s “Lick of the Day.”
“Devi references the ‘70s with an understated retro vibe,” notes Hardrock Haven, “but instead of sounding dated, her sound comes across as timeless.”
Devi is also the author of the popular book, The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
Press Quotes
JamBase – “She’s a supersonic fretburner with a deep feel for the blues who writes hauntingly memorable songs, blending the cleverness and intricacy of a good jam band with vintage power pop.”
American Blues Scene – “Devi dreamed of playing rock and roll guitar, but was told, “that’s what boys do.” After her first experience attending a live blues show, then a life-changing night watching Bonnie Raitt on stage, she’s been proving the nay-sayers wrong ever since. If there is any doubt, her latest EP release, Wild Little Girl, dispels it with prejudice…”
Urban Politico – “Her music radiates infectious joy. It put me in mind of The Black Crowes, Prince, and Little Feat. Vocally Devi is a dead ringer for Sheryl Crow. I happen to like Crow’s voice so for me this was a very good thing. Perhaps at some point in the future people will be saying that Crow’s voice is a dead ringer for Devi’s…”
Good Times – “Debra Devi continues to gain national acclaim as one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast. Tracks range from crunchy pop-rock (“Butterfly”) and Gov’t Mule-inspired jamming (“Tired Of Waiting”) to pulsing disco-rock (“Stay”), Black Crowes-style sass (“Shake It”) and D

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