The Devil Makes Three Re-Release


The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three has spent the past five years mixing styles from the ragtime and country music of the twenties and thirties to the rock & roll and punk music of their adolescence, pushing the boundaries of acoustic music in the Pacific Northwest since they arrived from their native Vermont in 2002. Based in Davis, CA, this trio of Pete Bernhard (vocals/guitar), Cooper McBean (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Lucia Turino (upright bass) has built a passionate fan base known for both their live performances and their self-released CDs.

Now, their self-titled debut CD has been digitally re-mastered and re-packaged by Milan Records and will be released on November 20. In addition to the contents of the original album, this new version includes four exclusive live and demo songs from the 2002 era when the original album was recorded.

Describing The Devil Makes Three music proves to be as difficult as describing their fans, who range from hippies to hipsters, punk rockers to bikers, and pretty much everything in between.

"We were raised on punk, rock & roll and the blues, which is all about heart. Acoustic music is at the root of all of that, and that’s what we play," explains Pete Bernhard.

The Devil Makes Three has poured tremendous effort into their live performance and have developed a strong, devoted following. While the trio's recorded CDs highlight melody, emotion and thoughtful lyrics, their live performances turn up the tempo and energy. Shows typically hover around the two-hour mark, and create an all-out, raucous dance party vibe.

"We started this band to get people to dance to acoustic music," continues Bernhard. "I felt acoustic music had become sort of boring and stuffy -- like it belonged in a museum. We wanted our shows to be fun and energetic and to let the music speak for itself."

To celebrate their first commercial release, The Devil Makes Three will be headlining back-to-back nights at The Independent in San Francisco on Friday, November 23 with Or, the Whale and Saturday, November 24 with Trainwreck Riders. KPIG radio, a longtime supporter of the band, will be presenting the two shows.

[Published on: 11/9/07]

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tommont starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/9/2007 01:11PM
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This is a fabulous band, see them live if you get the opportunity to. I first heard them by complete chance as I walked in to Thee Parkside one evening after going to the Yankee across the street. It is great to see them getting more and more popular and gaining fanbase. They deserve it and are very talented! tom / berkeley ca