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admin September 9, 2011

“Unplugged, yet intense…whiskey-drenched, ramshackle fury…”—NPR Music
 “The Devil Makes Three is a bluegrass trio. Sort of. Just don’t expect songs about catching rabbits or foggy mountains. Do expect songs about drug abuse, gunplay, advertising and other forms of bad behavior.”—WNYC “Soundcheck”
 “Their rootsy, Ozarkian vintage folk rock will speak to fans of bands like Old Crow Medicine Show—assuming they’ve listened to a Black Flag song or two.”Nashville Scene
“…troubadours to sing our survival tales.”Jambase
“…like the best bourbon-goes down smooth and then helps to steer the rest of your day.” Under The Radar
“…a highly recommended gig for any fan of folk, bluegrass, or slow country…take in what could only be called ‘not your father’s’ Americana.”SFist
The Devil Makes Three hit the road in support of their upcoming live album Stomp and Smash out on Milan Records on October 25The album was recorded during a two night, sold out stand at The Mystic Theater in Petaluma by Kark Derfler best known for his work with Tom Waits. The LP focuses on long time fan favorites and also includes new tracks “This Life” and “They Call That Religion.” The trio made their first appearance at The Newport Folk Festival this summer and will perform at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival before kicking off a 32 city coast-to-coast headlining tour on November 2 at The Basement in Columbus, OH. Please see dates on page three.
The Devil Makes Three are songwriter, guitar and vocalist Pete Bernhard, banjo player Cooper McBean and stand-up bassist Lucia Turino. All three members migrated to Santa Cruz via New England. Fellow Vermonters, Bernhard and McBean played in punk influenced bands back home but found a common ground in acoustic, country and bluegrass inspired music. When they met New Hampshire native Turino out west, she taught herself the stand-up bass and a band was born
Since independently releasing their first album in 2002, the self-titled The Devil Makes Three followed by the 2004 self-released offering Longjohn, Boots and a Belt, the band garnered ardentfans the old school way by constantly touring and selling out dates across the country. Propelled by word of mouth without the help of any press, radio or label, the trio started arriving at venues to fans waiting outside for tickets and packed houses.
The Devil Makes Three signed to Milan Records to release Do Wrong Right in 2009. The album introduced them to a larger audience through festival performances at Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. “We like shows where people can dance,” says Bernhard, “and it isn’t about how great the musicianship is as much as the energy of the crowd and the songs themselves.” They also made their live television debut on IFC’s “Dinner With The Band”.
The trio is also hard at work on their fourth studio album with plans to release in 2012.
For Good Again
Statesboro Blues
This Life
Old Number 7
Never Learn
They Call That Religion
Do Wrong Right
Black Irish
Help Yourself
                                   Devil Makes Three Tour Dates
September 29            Crystal Bay Club Crown Room            Crystal Bay, NV
September 30            Crystal Bay Club Crown Room            Crystal Bay, NV
October 2            Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival            San Francisco, CA
November 2            The Basement            Columbus, OH
November 3            20th Century Theatre            Cincinnati, OH
November 4            The Pyramid Scheme            Grand Rapids, MI
November 5            Radio Radio            Indianapolis, IN
November 6            The Ark             Ann Arbor, MI
November 8            Blueberry Hill            St. Louis, MO
November 9            The Bottleneck            Lawrence, KS
November 10            The M Shop            Ames, IA
November 11            Slowdown Jr.            Omaha, NE
November 12            Larimer Lounge            Denver, CO
November 13            The State Room            Salt Lake City, UT
November 15             Visual Art Collective            Boise, ID
November 17            Neumo’s Reading Room            Seattle, WA
November 18            McDonald Theatre            Eugene, OR
November 19            Roseland Theatre            Portland, OR
November 20            The Basement            Ashland, OR
November 21            Arcata Theatre            Arcata, CA
November 22            El Rey Theatre            Chico, CA
November 25            House of Blues            Los Angeles, CA
November 26            Martini Ranch            Scottsdale, AZ
November 30            Cambridge Room            Dallas, TX
December 1            Stubb’s Jr.            Austin, TX
December 2            Fitzgerald’s            Houston, TX
December 3            The Parrish            New Orleans, LA
December 4            Vinyl            Pensacola, FL
December 6            Jackrabbit’s             Jacksonville, FL
December 7            The Windjammer            Isle of Palms, FL
December 8            The Jewish Mother            Norfolk, VA
December 9            Wonder Bar            Asbury Park, NJ
December 10                                                Port City Music Hall                                                  Portland, ME

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