Deveaux, Quinn -& The California Honeydrops-
Very Best Thing/ Take You Back
Featuring new spins on modish 60s R&B ("All I Need"), simmering Al Green-inspired soul ("Come On Home"), Beale Street swagger ("Good Times Roll"), and afterhours gutbucket blues ("Stay the Night"), DeVeaux's Nashville gambit paid off handsomely, solidifying his reputation as versatile and powerful artist. Pausing briefly to work with old SF friends and bandmates The California Honeydrops on a stellar 2021 single, "Take You Back" / "Very Best Thang", found Quinn building on Book of Soul's momentum and marked a particularly prolific period in his songwriting, seemingly plucking from the air a wide variety of songs. Quinn explains, "I write everyday and it's a puzzle that gives me so much joy to assemble. The songs already exist and they're just waiting to be revealed." Considering his journey up to this point, DeVeaux hearkens back to that pivotal Muddy Waters epiphany on the road out of Gary. "We go back to the stuff we love from the past because we know it's good."