On March 24th, The Devil Makes Three will release the “Aces and Twos” 7″ of two songs SIDE A: Aces and Twos and SIDE B: Help Yourself.
MARCH AND MAY TOUR DATES!
SXSW show announced!
“From the musical gumbo pot of slide guitar, harmonica, and tenor banjo on their self-titled debut, it’s hard to believe that Devil aren’t from some backwoods swamp. Nevertheless, songs like “Old Number Seven” mix buoyant acoustic guitars and booze-drenched lyrics for a potent concoction of hangover music…With their raucous, energetic live set, the combination has definitely proven successful – all the while appealing to surprisingly disparate crowds.”
Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm and alive with three part harmonies which is pleasingly dissimilar to most other bands in modern music.
The Devil Makes Three had the goal of being “an acoustic band but to play our shows like a rock show,” the band changed notions of what acoustic music could be. Mixing styles from the ragtime and country music of the twenties and thirties to the rock-and-roll and punk music of their adolescence, The Devil Makes Three pushes the boundaries of acoustic music. Citing influences as varied as Steve Earle, the Reverend Gary Davis, Memphis Jug Band, and Django Reinhardt, the band combines tight vocal harmonies with idiot-savant finger style guitar to create an exciting and original sound. The end result is genuine blues music that thrives as much in a live setting as it does on The Devil Makes Three.
Aces and Twos” 7″ of two songs SIDE A: Aces and Twos and SIDE B: Help Yourself.
Both of these songs were recorded in Vermont last December and January and these versions are only available on this limited edition 500 quantity hand numbered 7″. We are not going to send any mp3s or anything online, and we will never press more than 500. These versions will only exist here, but there are new versions of the songs on the full length record.
The Devil Makes Three
Before long the group lost touch with reality and were incarcerated for trying to over throw the government. While residing in the asylum for the criminally insane all members of the group received electro shock therapy in the hopes that it would make them normal productive members of society.
Strangely enough just the opposite happened and they were eventually released when some paper work went missing. The rest as they say is history….
But seriously folks.
(more to come)
March 12: Club Fred – FRESNO, CA
March 13: Las Vegas Country Saloon – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
March 14: The Green Room, FLAGSTAFF, CA
March 16: WXSW Festival – TUCSON, ARIZONA
March 21 – Submerged, Austin TX
March 18: Lovejoys – AUSTIN, TX
March 23: The Blue Door – OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
March 26: Burt’s Tiki Lounge: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
May 2: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA . CD RELEASE
May 10: Downtown Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 11: Downtown Brew: San Luis Obispo, CA
May 15: Mystic Theater, PETALUMA, CA
May 17: The Historic Ashland Armory, ASHLAND, Oregon
May 22: Stawberry Music Festival. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA
May 26: WOW Hall, EUGENE, OR
May 27: Wonder Ballroom, PORTLAND, OR
May 28: The Crocodile – SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
May 29: Baby Bar – SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
May 30: The Other Side – MISSOULA, MONTANA
May 31: The FIlling Station – BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Quotes and Quotes:
“…not as polka-folk-psychedelic as anticipated, rather using elements of a grandiose orchestral experience and coupling it with acoustic guitar to produce a precise and melodic sound.”
“The Devil Makes Three doesn’t have a drummer, but the band doesn’t need one….. a sound that combines bluegrass, old-time music, folk, rockabilly, and Piedmont blues and ragtime, all played with a blazing punk-rock attitude.”
“Although they’re an acoustic outfit, their adrenaline-fueled mélange of ragtime, folk, blues and primitive country has won them fans of all ages from grandparents to grandkids.”
“the gypsy-folk, pirate-camp and whiskey-whore sound of The Devil Makes Three is a welcome addition to this under-appreciated sub-genre.”
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