The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. Constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast, this band is busy packing their shows night after night, largely thanks to word of mouth.
Over 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 the band had played before. Because of this, The Devil Makes Three have established thousands of die-hard and devout fans.
"Do Wrong Right" OUT on Milan Records on May 29th
On March 24th, The Devil Makes Three released the "Aces and Twos" 7" of two songs SIDE A: Aces and Twos and SIDE B: Help Yourself exclusively on a limited edition 500-quantity, hand-numbered 7".
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.
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.
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
June 1- The Back Porch - Spearfish, SD
June 3 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
June 7 - Thunderbird Café - Pittsburgh, PA
June 8 - The Fire - Philadelphia, PA
June 9- Talking Head - Baltimore, MD
June 13 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
July 3 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA
Sept 7th - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA