A Brooklyn native, Pati deVries launched the public relations shop Devious Planet Media in 2003. Two decades later, Devious Planet Media continues to uphold its international reputation as a one-stop PR shop for Americana, blues, indie-rock, and roots-music projects.
With a diverse past that includes stints in music publishing, artist management, and international marketing, deVries brings an inclusive approach to her work as a publicist. Her clients run the gamut from major-label artists to DIY self-starters, from blues heroines to worldbeat ensembles, from arts foundations to record labels. A true storyteller, she helps deliver her artists’ music and message to the outside world.
In an industry that’s forever-changing, Pati deVries has remained a constant presence. Many of her clients have remained constants, too, with deVries often working with artists on back-to-back projects. Samantha Fish, The Bacon Brothers, John Mayall, World Party, Ruf Records, The Blues Foundation, JTMMusic, 40 Below Records, and Mule Kick Records have all populated the Devious Planet roster. Meanwhile, deVries’ PR partnerships with Rusted Root, Freedy Johnston, and Michelle Malone have each stretched past a dozen years.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, deVries was a self-professed teenage punk-rocker who became a champion of the city’s vibrant music scene at a young age. From seminal gigs at CBGB to weekly games of trivial pursuit at Joey Ramone’s apartment, she fell in love with the community and its iconic figures. Before long, deVries was leaving her own mark on the industry — not only in New York, but globally, too. These diverse experiences helped lay the foundation for her work as a publicist.
Having spent decades forging contacts both at home and abroad, Pati deVries strikes a rare balance between connectedness and independence. She’s a lifer, bringing a nimble and nuanced approach to her work. With Devious Planet Media, deVries continues to champion the music that inspires her, shaping the soundtrack to the modern world one campaign at a time.
As co-founder of the long-running indie band Aloud, Jen de la Osa brings 20 years of musical experience to her work with Devious Planet. A native of Miami, she logged sixteen years in Boston before relocating to Los Angeles, where she joined Devious Planet’s staff as a publicist in 2017. De la Osa is a genuine boots-on-the-ground musician with decades of experience booking her own shows, working as an interim band manager, and coordinating her own record rollouts. This experience lends her a unique edge to her skillset as a publicist, contributing to the success of her campaigns with Samantha Fish, Michelle Malone, and others.