“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it,” Pete Bernhard says.
The Devil Makes Three’s travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, I’m a Stranger Here, produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbach’s (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville.
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath offresh musical air. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting ofguitarist/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.
Sourcing blues and throwing in fierce finger- picking guitar, a little slide, tenor banjo and rocking upright bass, The Devil Makes Three create a multi-spanned bridge between musical styles. Their vocal harmonies wind tightly around original songs and breathe life into favorite covers. It all pours forth from a timeless pulse that pulls you to the past, flies you to the future and lands you on the dance floor.
Since releasing their first album in 2002, The Devil Makes Three has played nationwide to raving, capacity crowds whose enthusiastic support has guaranteed the band a sizable and loyal following.
“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it.” Pete Bernhard
The guitarist/singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio, The Devil Makes Three, have undeniably found their way onto that road. They had no idea it would lead them to auspicious destinations like the Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo, tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. They’ve drawn accolades for their live shows and highly praised new album I’m A Stranger Here (produced by Buddy Miller.)