The Devil Makes Three: New Tour


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. - BPM Magazine

The Devil Makes Three
For the past seven years, The Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way, playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on. 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.

On March 24, The Devil Makes Three will release the 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". No mp3s or anything online is planned, and they will never press more than 500. These versions will only exist here, but there are new versions of the songs on their forthcoming full-length record.

With their goal of being "an acoustic band, but to play our shows like a rock show," The Devil Makes Three offer a different idea of what acoustic music could be. Mixing styles ranging from the ragtime and country music of the 1920s and '30s, to the rock-and-roll and punk music of their adolescence, The Devil Makes Three pushes boundaries. Citing influences as varied as Steve Earle, 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.

March 12: Club Fred - FRESNO, CA
March 13: Las Vegas Country Saloon - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
March 14: The Green Room, FLAGSTAFF, AZ
March 16: WXSW Festival - TUCSON, AZ
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 CONCERT)
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 30: The Other Side - MISSOULA, MONTANA
May 31: The FIlling Station - BOZEMAN, MONTANA

[Published on: 2/13/09]

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gmoo Fri 2/13/2009 02:30PM
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I love this band! Please come to the Midwest!

"It all starts with the whiskey and wine..."

thewormisgod starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/13/2009 02:40PM
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Stoked that the GAMH show is a album release.. its been a good long while since these guys have put anything out.

"starts off just some whiskey and wine"

and jambase, Flagstaff is in AZ, not CA.

jimmy row Fri 2/13/2009 03:36PM
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"Thank you Jack Daniel's....Old No. 7...Tenneessee whiskey got me drinkin' in Heaven........"

Check em out

hippiedaze Fri 2/13/2009 03:38PM
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Would love to see a Michigan show~~~ gimme some love

Sizlunt starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/13/2009 04:37PM
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These guys are excellent to see live. I'd never heard of them until two weeks ago when a friend dragged me to check them out.... totally impressed me. Well worth checking out.

manjotar starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/14/2009 12:09AM
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god damn i can't wait till these guys get back to the east coast.

Sizlunt Sat 2/14/2009 12:38PM
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They have way better songs than that Old no. 7 song BTW.

silent9bass Sat 2/14/2009 01:56PM
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Gotta second the midwest request.

gmoo Sat 2/14/2009 11:21PM
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I like Old no 7 A LOT sizlunt.

Sizlunt starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/15/2009 09:10PM
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I didn't say it was a bad song, I said there are better ones. Every bit of press about these guys mentions that one song. It's funny, they have another one that has a particular lyric "I was drunk when I wrote it and I don't like it half as much as I did then..." and with how much this one single song gets mentioned in regards to these guys, I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote that lyric and the song that contains it about Old no. 7.