LIVE AT STUBBS in Austin!
All Hail LIVE from the forthcoming Do Wrong Right!
The Devil Make Three Kick off yet another leg of their NEVER ENDING Tour!
For the past 7 years, The Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way, playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on. When they hit the next town, venues are packed with folks that heard from a friend in a city that they’d been before.
“Do Right Wrong” OUT on Milan Records on May 29th
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
“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.
The Devil Makes Three was conceived on an epic goat ride through the Himalayas in search of the elusive yeti. On this fateful journey the drummer was killed in a bone-crushing avalanche. In another turn of bad luck a wandering priest cursed the three to tour the United States endlessly with nothing to listen to but Ravi Shankar.
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.
March 12 – Club Fred – Fresno, CA
March 13 – Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
March 14 – The Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
March 16 – WXSW Festival – Tucson, AZ
March 18th- 5PM – Lovejoys (604 Neches St at 6th)
March 20th- 11:55AM – The Sonicbids Party At Maggie Mae’s (512 Trinity St)
March 21st- 1AM – Milan Records/Minty Fresh Showcase at Submerged (333 E 2nd St)
MORE TOUR Dates:
March 22 – Lola’s – Ft Worth, TX
March 23 – The Blue Door – Oklahoma City, OK
March 25 – Walnut Room – Denver, CO
March 26 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
March 27 – Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA
March 28 – The Tahoe Biltmore – Crystal Bay, NV
May 2 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA (CD RELEASE SHOW)
May 7 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
May 8 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
May 10 – Downtown Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 11 – Downtown Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 13 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
May 15 – Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA
May 16 – Manzanita Place – Chico, 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, WA
May 29 – Baby Bar – Spokane, WA
May 30 – The Other Side – Missoula, MT
May 31 – The FIlling Station – Bozeman, MT
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.”
Like the Violent Femmes before them, Santa Cruz’s the Devil Makes Three infuse their country-bluegrass swing with a raucous punk spirit….Devil Makes Three are a rare breed: wild traditionalists.”
“the gypsy-folk, pirate-camp and whiskey-whore sound of The Devil Makes Three is a welcome addition to this under-appreciated sub-genre.”
For Press Contact Samantha Tillman – firstname.lastname@example.org