Guitarist Deevo brings a wide array of musical background to any gig he's on, with performance experience ranging from R&B, jazz, reggae, funk, rock, gospel, and blues. Born and raised in Chicago, he has come along way from the boy who used to walk to his music lessons a mile and half away while carrying his guitar in a Hefty bag. He is now based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Currently he is performing with his band The BluPrint. Also he has performed with Grammy award winning The Sounds of Blackness, Grammy Award winning group The Commodores, The Steeles, Sara Renner, TKO, AGAPE, Dan Kusz, Big Walter Smith, R-Factor, Fred Steele, JD Steele, Mallia Franklin, PKG, Wain McFarland(IPSO FACTO), Smokey Joes Cafe Musical, Always & Forever Musical, Birmingham Musical, Bella Diva, Diane Martinson, Rebekka Fisher, The Fonky Baldheads, GeVonne Ford, Gwen Matthews, Les Exodus, Innocent, Jodie Sellers, Best Kept Secret, The Kenni Holmen Quintet, Yolanda Bruce, NorthCoast, Ryan & The Rule, Woodland Hills Church, Calvary Lutheran, New Hope Evangelical, Speak the Word Church, Barbara Leshore, Best Kept Secret, as well as Producers Ben Obi, Kirk Johnson, Matt"Dr" Fink, and Ricky Peterson.
Deevo also works as a producer and songwriter.
His career highlights include performances with Prince, Tramaine Hawkins, Tab Benoit, Alex Acuna, Abraham Laboriel and Cap..n Jack McDuff.
Among his awards and honors are the 2012 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS with The Sounds of Blackness, 2006 LA Music Awards for Best Smooth Jazz Group and Best Smooth Jazz Single (with The Dan Kusz Band), Black Music Award..s Best R&B Group in 1996 (with The KAJ Orchestra); nominations by the Minnesota Music Awards for The KAJ Orchestra also in 1996; Les Exodus (Best Reggae Band Category in 2000); as well as for Big Walter Smith for Best Blues Band in 1992 and 1996.