If the name, not to mention voice of, Devin Shelton seems a bit familiar, it might be because of his day job as co-frontman / bassist of one of rock music’s hardest working bands, Emery. And though he can definitely rock with the best of them, Devin’s true musical roots are a bit more eclectic than one might imagine: after all, how many dudes in rock bands can claim, with unabashed honesty that they’re favorite band of all time is Boyz II Men, as Shelton does on the DVD included with Emery’s most recent CD, I’m Only a Man? To that end, Shelton’s newly minted side project, A Devin Flow, is about as far away from the balls-out hollering of Emery as you can get, drawing on influences from Al Green to Stevie Wonder and showcasing Shelton’s buttery croon in its native habitat. Though nothing hi-fi (the instrumentation on the demos is courtesy of the world’s most affordable session cats, G. A. Rage Band ) Devin’s vocal chops shine through. Just wait until dude gets Rodney Jerkins on the cut! Check out A Devin Flow’s myspace page here, and let him know that you’re picking up what he’s puttin’ down.