The Devil Makes Three announce new national tour dates – bring the live power of “Stomp and Smash” across the US

By on January 21, 2012

The Devil Makes Three continue their seemingly never ending tour with new dates that will take them from Vermont to Texas playing with Brown Bird and Flogging Molly. The Devil Makes Three’s true power is best experienced live and their latest release Stomp and Smash is a live LP recorded over a two night, sold out stand at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma by Kark Derfler, best known for his work with Tom Waits.

Give a listen to the rousing “This Life” and check out a live video of “Old Number 7” from the Stomp and Smash LP and marvel at their consistently tight harmonies as they perform an intimate acoustic version of “Do Wrong Right.”

Tour dates and more live audio and video below!

The Devil Makes Three Live
Feb 14 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT *
Feb 15 – The Haunt – Ithica, NY *
Feb 16 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
Feb 17 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI ^^
Feb 18 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL ^^
Feb 19 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH ^^
Feb 21 – House of Blues – Boston, MA ^^
Feb 22 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY ^^

Feb 23 – The Note – West Chester (Philadelphia), PA *
Feb 24 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD ^^
Feb 25 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC ^^
Feb 26 – Fillmore – Charlotte, NC ^^
Feb 28 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC ^^
Feb 29 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL ^^
Mar 2 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^^
Mar 3 – House of Blues – Houston, TX ^^
Mar 4 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX ^^

Mar 6 – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
Mar 8 – Masquerade Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA
Mar 9 – Workplay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
Mar 11 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
Mar 15 – The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
Mar 16 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

w/ Brown Bird *
w/ Flogging Molly ^^
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Watch and Listen to more from The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three appeared on IFC’s Dinner With The Band – watch them sing for their supper with “Gracefully Facedown” and “Graveyard.”
Watch the live, woodland videos for “All Hail” and “The Johnson Family.”
The Devil Makes Three perform four live songs on the always great Daytrotter.
Pete Bernhard, frontman of The Devil Makes Three, plays solo songs “Heaven” and “Orphan” atop LA’s Mt. Washington.

Press Praise for The Devil Makes Three
NPR Music
Unplugged, yet intense…whiskey-drenched, ramshackle fury…

WNYC Soundcheck
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.

Nashville Scene
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.

…troubadours to sing our survival tales.

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.

The Devil Makes Three take us into this place of the imperfect people – with their three-part harmonies and moonshine-y bluegrass – and make us feel that we could hang out in the devil’s house, wear his clothes, sleep in his bed and drink his wine and brandy and it doesn’t make us anything like a devil ourselves, it just makes us empathize a bit with the poor devil. It might get us a bit tipsy and it makes us believe in the goodness of the devil and his music.

Under the Radar
…like the best bourbon, goes down smooth, and then help to steer the rest of your day
Eastern Surf Mag
Punk-tinged, whiskey-fueled, old-timey/bluegrass/ragtime blend…Charmingly ragged vocal harmonies and a legendary live show only add to the band’s allure.
The Devil Makes Three play a tongue-in-cheek form of American roots music, bucking genre conventions with lyrics that trend toward atypical subjects like crack abuse and getting your picture taken with the Four Horsemen.

Hear Ya
The “gypsy-punk-hillbilly-bluegrass-blues gospel” description is a mouthful, but DM3 is far from ordinary. Their sound is driven by rhythm and three-part harmonies that beg you to boogie down, even if you aren’t the boogie down type.

More on The Devil Makes Three
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. 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.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.