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Devin Gutierrez

Devin Gutierrez is a 23-year-old powerhouse singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, vocal coach, and disability rights activist based in Austin, Texas. He is on the Autism Spectrum and was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia which caused his blindness.

Music has always been Devin’s passion and lifeline. Born in Abilene and raised in Sweetwater, Texas, Devin’s first experience with the piano was at the age of 3 playing Jingle Bells on a Casio WTK483. At the time, his family thought he had pushed the demo song button on the keyboard, before they realized he was playing by ear.

After a few years of searching for a teacher who would instruct a blind student, he started piano lessons with Noreen Carson, a local classical pianist.
Over the proceeding years, Devin gained skills and popularity as a local performer; he received a gold medal on the Texas Music Teachers Association’s 9th grade music theory test (he was the first blind individual to successfully complete the test), he performed at football games, rodeos, talent contests, and many other local events.

Unfortunately, in 2012, Devin stopped making music for 4 years because of some discouraging comments uttered by a staff at his home school.

All that began to change when Devin came to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in 2014. The school and fine arts activities confirmed to him that music was his true calling. While at the school, he was the lead in musical productions—as well the sound designer and music director, part of the choir, a member of the guitar ensemble, and a member (and now assistant director) of the school's  jazz band, The New Motown.
Devin cites Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Donny Hathaway, and Ray Charles among some of his influences. He has also found success as a vocal coach and producer with a project called The Spinrockers.

Devin is also an accomplished mixer and producer. He is well-versed in recording hardware and software and has worked with a variety of clients: The Texas School for the Blind theatre department, the legendary Blue Mist band, and his own sponsored project with the Music Moves Mountains Foundation.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Devin is a passionate activist for disability rights. He has worked as a website accessibility tester for county voting websites in the State of Texas and assisted the Autism Society of Texas to create a video to train employers on best accommodating for the needs of autistic individuals in the work place.

Devin lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Music

PERIPHERAL VISION


Recorded Live at The East Austin Piano Shop

1. Map to Heaven
(D. Gutierrez/BMI)
August 15, 2020

2. Love's in Need of Love Today
(S. Wonder)
August 15, 2020

3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
(P. Simon)
August 15, 2020

4. Your Song
(B. Taupin/E. John)
December 5, 2020

5. You've Got a Friend
(C. King)
Devin Gutierrez - vocals, piano
Nico Leophonte - drums
Chris Maresh - bass
Paul Deemer -trumpet
December 5, 2020
6. The Best Thing
(D. Gutierrez/BMI)
August 13, 2020

7. All in Love is Fair
(S. Wonder)
Devin Gutierrez - vocals, piano
Rodney Hyder - drums
D-Madness - bass
June 5, 2021

8. Georgia on My Mind
(H. Carmichael/S. Gorrell)
Devin Gutierrez - vocals, harmonica
Collin Shook - piano
December 5, 2020

9. Higher Ground
(S. Wonder)
Devin Gutierrez - vocals, piano
Nico Leophonte - drums
Chris Maresh - bass
Paul Deemer - trombone
December 5, 2020
10. Money (Demo version)
(D. Gutierrez/BMI)
All instruments: DG
October 3, 2021

Produced by Devin Gutierrez
Recorded: (1-9) East Austin Piano Shop - Engineered by Collin Shook
(August 13, 2020, December 5, 2020, June 5, 2021)
(10) The SPA, Austin, Texas - Engineered by Robert Pierson (October 3, 2021)

Final production mix & mixing by Devin Gutierrez
Mastered by Golden Dragon Productions, Austin, TX

Live recordings are from 3 streaming events produced by Julie Frost and the Music Moves Mountains Foundation's  All Abilities Rock program.

Released November 16, 2021
℗©2021 Devin Gutierrez
Distributed by Distrokid

PERIPHERAL VISION

Peripheral Vision is a collection of live performances from three different livestreams recorded in 2020 and 2021 at the East Austin Piano Shop by Collin Shook. The shows were produced and organized by the Music Moves Mountains Foundation. The album is a tasteful mix of acoustic and electric covers of Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, and Ray Charles/Hoagy Carmichael, and features two originals by Devin as well as a bonus demo of a new song.
These are 10 songs that showcase Devin's immense talents and range. The album was mixed and mastered by Devin as well.

Guests on the album include some of Austin’s most esteemed musicians: Chris Maresh, Nico Leophonte, Paul Deemer, Collin Shook, and members of Blue Mist, a local, legendary band consisting of alumni from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

In 2019, The Music Moves Mountains Foundation teamed up with Devin and began to raise funds to support his music development via the All Abilities Rock program. Devin gained the attention of famed producer Lou Adler, Carole King, and James Taylor for his cover of "You've Got a Friend" for the MMMF.

The Music Moves Mountains Foundation is a perpetual series of projects, programs, and services utilizing the scientifically proven powers of music to change and improve the quality of lives.

Visit www.musicmovesmountains.org.
for more information.




Videos


NEWS and SHOWS

The show poster for the MMMF Benefit with yellow text on a black background: show information and musician names from the post. In the upper right corner a boy bangs a large cymbal with a mallet. He looks at the camera--his mouth is open as if yelling.
Devin TO PERFORM At The Music Moves Mountains Foundation 10 Year Anniversary Jam-a-thon 
POSTED: June 4, 2022

Devin will be playing the Music Moves Mountains Foundation 10-year anniversary all-day Jam-a-thon at The Far Out Lounge and Stage on Sunday, July 17th from 3pm-10pm! Featured will be some of their past alumni, mentors, and program recipients. This will also be the launch event for a special music scholarship fund. There will be a silent auction with rock-and-roll collectibles from legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and more.
The event is all ages, family friendly, ADA accessible, free parking, doors open at 2pm, and there is a suggested $20 donation (kids 12 and under are free).

More info at Facebook

Get your tickets here
The RAMPD logo - On a black background with dark gray music notes, a light gray eighth note with a dot above the note. Below the music note is the text: RAMPD - Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disablities.
Devin accepted as a pro member of RAMPD - Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities
POSTED: April 20, 2022

Devin has been accepted as a Professional Member of RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities). Devin joins an impressive group of artists and musicians in this organization. RAMPD's mission is to amplify disability culture, promote inclusion, and advocate for accessibility within the music industry. Devin had a great meeting with the president and director of RAMPD, Lachi, in March during SXSW in Austin.

More info at RAMPD
Poster for Imagine-A-Way Ambassador's Pickleball Classic. Photos of musicians and text information for the show: Imagine a Way, Pickleball Classic, April 10, 2022, Live Music 11am to 4:30pm. imagineaway.org
Devin to Play at the Imagine a Way Ambassador's Pickleball Classic benefit on Sunday, April 10th
POSTED: April 5, 2022

Devin will join musicians Paul Val, Josh Klaus, and Deer Fellow for the Imagine A Way's 2022 Ambassador's Pickleball Classic Benefit.

Sunday, April 10, 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bouldin Acres
2027 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

Devin is slated to play from around 11:00am - 12:00pm.

Hope to see you there!

More info at Imagine A Way
Facebook Event Page


Cover of album: Devin sitting at the keyboard at the East Austin Piano Shop and being interviewed by Casey Claiborne of Fox 7. Photo by Robert Pierson
Devin Interviewed on FOX7 AUSTIN's "Tuning In" with Casey Claiborne
POSTED: March 13, 2022

Huge thanks to Casey Claiborne on FOX 7 for this wonderful feature promoting Devin's record release for "Peripheral Vision" at the East Austin Piano Shop with Collin Shook and Music Moves Mountains Foundation !

Join us Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm to celebrate.

Doors open at 7:00pm
Chris Cebrian: 7:30pm.
Blue Mist w/ Robert Kelley: 8:00pm
Devin Gutierrez: 9:00pm

East Austin Piano Shop
501 Pedernales St, Unit 2E,
Austin, TX 78702
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pre-show ticket sales here

Video at FOX 7 Austin
Facebook Event Page
Cover of album: Devin sitting at the keyboard and performing at the Stevie Wonder Tribute Show at East Side Piano Shop with Blue Mist. Photo by Kim Yarbourgh
PERIPHERAL VISION
Album Release Show!
Monday, March 14th @ East Austin Piano Shop
POSTED: FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Join the Music Moves Mountains Foundation as we celebrate the official record release of MMMF sponsored artist Devin Gutierrez. Devin's debut solo album "Peripheral Vision" is a collection of live performances at the East Austin Piano Shop, now available on all digital platforms.

Devin will be joined by the legendary band Blue Mist featuring Robert Kelley (all alumni from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired), along with a special guest

East Austin Piano Shop
501 Pedernales St, Unit 2E,
Austin, TX 78702
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pre-show ticket sales here

Photo by Kim Yarbrough
Facebook Event Page
Devin sits in his home studio. There is keyboard and microphone. Photo by Julie Frost
Devin to be featured on the CBS morning show WE ARE AUSTIN!
January 24th at 9am.
POSTED: January 14, 2022

Big news from the  Music Moves Mountains Foundation:
Tune in on January 24th at 9am to hear Devin Gutierrez featured on the CBS morning show We Are Austin for their Music Monday segment! We had fun filming at his home studio and look forward to his television debut promoting his new album “Peripheral Vision.

UPDATE: If you missed it, the link is below.

Photo by Julie Frost

Video at CBSAustin.com
"We Are Austin"

Video at "We Are Austin"
on Facebook


Devin sits at a piano at Belmont Village and visits with some of the residents. A Christmas tree nearby. Photo by Julie Frost
Devin Entertains at Belmont Village Senior Living
POSTED: December 09, 2021
Devin Gutierrez was a big hit today playing holiday favorites at the Belmont Village Senior Living! He had everyone smiling, singing, and laughing! He stayed after his performance to hang with a couple of new fans and experiment with the new piano. Check out the Youtube link below for Devin performing “The Christmas Song."

Photo by Julie Frost
Video at Youtube
Cover of album: Devin sitting by the piano at East Side Piano Shop. Title text on a white background above and below the photo. Photo by Patty Bushland
New Album out now!
POSTED: November 16, 2021

The NEW album Peripheral Vision is out now on all streaming platforms.

Cover photo by  Patty Bushland  

More at Distrokid
Devin at the piano singing outside at the park. Photo by Kim Yarbourgh
MMMF Halloween in the Park
POSTED: October 31, 2021

The Music Moves Mountains Foundation presents   a special sensory-friendly concert on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 1pm.

The Old Souls, Henri Herbert, and Devin Gutierrez are all on the bill to play this fun event.

Photo by: Kim Yarbrough 

Read More


Poster art for the Benefit Concert for the Music Moves Mountains Foundation: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder with Devin G and the Wonder Vault
Stevie Wonder Tribute Show
POSTED: June 5, 2021
The Music Moves Mountains Foundation Benefit Concert - A Tribute to Stevie Wonder with Devin G & the Wonder Vault plus special guests!

Devin leads an all star band including Blue Mist, D-Madness, and more in a tribute to Stevie Wonder. East Austin Piano Shop and Soundstage will host the festivities.

Check out the video at the link below.
More
Audacy.com Inside Austin logo - Austin cityscape on blue background with text: inside Austin
Audacy.com: "Inside Austin" Podcast with Music Moves Mountains Foundation
POSTED: MAY 17, 2021
Julie Frost, Director of the Music Moves Mountains Foundation, brings local musician Devin Gutierrez into the studio to talk about the upcoming benefit concert.
Listen here
Devin and Mary Rose with cowboys hats on, a brick and wood background. Mary Rose smiles, Devin plays the harmonica. They both have white canes
The Spinrockers bring joy during the pandemic
March - December, 2020

The Spinrockers played a series of concerts over the course of the lockdown with their "Live from the Living Room - The COVID Concert Series." Head to thier Facebook page to find out about The Spinrockers and check out all the great videos.

Photo by: Patty Bushland

The Spinrockers
on Facebook


detail of WOW show poster: sunglasses and text. Text: FreqOut Productions presents WOW World of Wonder - A special tribute to the music and legacy of Stevie Wonder - November 16
Blue Mist on KUT - STUDIO 1A    Stevie Wonder Tribute Show
POSTED: November 13, 2019
Listen to Devin playing with Blue Mist at their Studio 1A session below and head out to see them on November 16th at the Scholtz Garden.
Listen at KUT
Devin playing the piano at the Carver Library
Art Spark Texas - Artist of the Month: Devin Gutierrez
(artsparktx.org)
POSTED: December 1, 2018
Devin is Art Spark Texas' December 2018 Artist of the Month. Art Spark's Eric Clow writes about first meeting Devin.     
More
Devin playing the classical guitar
Music and the Mind Part 1: Blind students take guitar lessons | kvue.com
POSTED: July 16, 2018
The TSBVI Classical Guitar group and thier work is showcased in this article and video from KVUE News.
More


A studio photo of Devin playing a classical guitar. Photo: Austin Monthly.
Austin Classical Guitar Aims to Transform Instruction for the Blind.
POSTED: July 1, 2018

In an article for Austin Monthly, Austin Classical Guitar's Matt Hinsley and TSBVI's Jeremy Coleman talk about an innovative new teaching tool that has changed the lives of student musicians at TSBVI and beyond.

Read More



UPCOMING SHOWS


CHECK BACK SOON!



Devin sitting at the piano, singing playing live at One 2 One Bar Photo by: Kim Yarbrough



PREVIOUS SHOWS


07-17-2022 - 3pm - 10pm
MMMF 10th anniversary Jam-a-thon benefit concert & Scotty Mescal memorial music scholarship launch!

07-17-2022 - Autism Society of Texas - 2022 Texas Autism Walk Fundraiser. Devin will play at 10:40am

04-17-2022 - Cherrywood Coffee House

04-10-2022 - Imagine a Way - Pickleball Classic Benefit, Devin plays from 11:00AM - 12:00PM

03-14-2022 - PERIPHERAL VISION - ALBUM RELEASE SHOW W/ BLUE MIST @ East Austin Piano Shop, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

02-19-2022, 9:00pm - Smokin' Beauty with David Morrison and Sasha K.A

02-05-2022, 7:30pm - Smokin' Beauty with David Morrison

01-24-2022, 9:00am - WE ARE AUSTIN (CBS MORNING SHOW)

12-09-2021 - Belmont Village Senior Center

10-31-2021 - Music Moves Mountains Foundation - Sensory Friendly Show - Halloween in the Park

06-05-2021 - Stevie Wonder Tribute Show @ East Austin Piano Shop

12-05-2020 - Live from East Austin Piano Shop

08-13-2020 - Live from East Austin Piano Shop

11-19-2019 - WOW - World of Wonder, Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert @ Scholtz Garden


Producing

My Soundbetter Page

Devin Gutierrez, Piano on SoundBetter

My Page at Fiver

Devin Gutierrez on Fiverr - Fiverr logo

training and support 

I provide training and support services in the use of recording software with speech accessibility for the visually impaired.

Contact

What people say?

Devin’s musical talents are astounding! The recordings and backing tracks he has done with my daughter are a professional grade.

Patty Bushland, parent of student

Contact

Booking and info Email