About The Band

Higher Education continues to craft a unique sound comprised of 90s rock melded with traditional reggae that originates from the Washington, DC College Park scene. Besides making their presence known while playing residencies at key venues, Higher Education has extended its reach along the east coast, out west, and across international borders. Brothers Petey and Danny Devaney constantly discover new ways to integrate both reggae vibes and psychedelic inspirations into the electricity of rock and roll, with classic and contemporary influences such as dance hall reggae, 90s rock, and 60s guitar psychedelia.

Weaving in and out of genres, cities and towns, Higher Education is now poised to release their third independent studio album “The Ballad of Alexander Henry.”


  • “Direct tour support for the Original Wailers, Anuhea, Authority Zero, Doobie Brothers, Red Gold Green,Through The Roots, Jimmies Chicken Shack, People Blues of Richmond, Ballyhoo!, Roots of Creation
  • “2016 Nominee for the Maryland Music Awards
  • “University of Maryland’s Magazine “The Diamondback”, feature
  • “The Pier” Music Blog – “MP3 Massive Update”