Harking from Charlottesville, Virginia, her first album, Devon, was released when she was just 16. The follow up, Long Sleeve Story, was released 3 years later. 2003’s Upstate Songs made it into Rolling Stone’s critic’s top albums of that year. Her next record, 2007’s Keep Your Silver Shined, was the lead-off release for Tin Angel Records and proved an indie hit in the UK, Ireland and Europe. It’s fair to say that Devon Sproule is doing alright for a gal still in her 20’s.
Sproule has toured with Woodstock legend Richie Havens, Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner, and supported back-to-back nights in London with Lucinda Williams. She was the first American to grace the cover of fRoots in the new millennium, and her appearance on Later…With Jools Holland cocked the ears of fans and industry alike, informing them that yes, her surname does indeed rhyme with “rock ‘n roll”.
Her previous studio album, ¡Don’t Hurry for Heaven!, produced by husband Paul Curreri and featuring the pedal steel playing of the legendary BJ Cole, was released in 2009. In the same year the album Live in London was recorded at South Bank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. A return to the venue later in the year, as well as label venue Taylor John’s House in Coventry, made up the material for a DVD, produced by Anti/Type, documenting Devon and her band at their best.
2011 see’s the release of her new album, the stunning ‘I Love You, Go Easy’
Fancy a free peek at said DVD? Here’s one track on us.