The Devil Makes Three (band)

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The Devil Makes Three
Origin Santa Cruz, California.
Genres Bluegrass, folk, folk blues, acoustic, old-time
Years active 2002–present
Labels Milan
Associated acts Pete Bernhard
Cooper McBean and the Vested Interests
Members Pete Bernhard
Lucia Turino
Cooper McBean

The Devil Makes Three is an American band. They formed and remain based in Santa Cruz, California. They play a brand of acoustic music known to some as Americana. It encompasses a blend of bluegrass, old time music, country, folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, and rockabilly.[1] The group's members are guitarist Pete Bernhard, upright bassist Lucia Turino, and guitarist and tenor banjo player Cooper McBean.

Career[edit]

The band has released four full-length albums. They independently released a self-titled album in 2002. Another independent release followed in 2004, Longjohns, Boots, And A Belt. The band recorded two shows in April 2006 in Felton, California with guest fiddler Chojo Jacques. The recordings were later released as a live album, A Little Bit Faster And A Little Bit Worse.

After the release of their live album, the band signed with independent label Milan Records, which specializes in film scores and soundtracks. Their first album on Milan was a re-release of their debut album, The Devil Makes Three. In 2009, they followed with an all-new album, Do Wrong Right.

Band member Pete Bernhard independently released a solo album, Things I Left Behind (2006). In September 2009 Bernhard released his next solo album, Straight Line, on Milan Records.[2]

Before dedicating himself entirely to DM3, and prior to the release of 'Do Wrong Right,' Bernhard studied herbology in Northern California and worked briefly at Bohemian Grove with a close friend.

Around 2010, Pete and Lucia moved to their native Vermont while Cooper remained in California. Despite having separated from his 'heterosexual life-partner,' Cooper and the band continue to tour and write.

In August 2010, the band performed at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

The band is currently touring with Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, a fellow Americana band from Providence, Rhode Island.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Grass
[3]
US
[4]
US Heat
[5]
US Indie
[6]
US Folk
[7]
The Devil Makes Three
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Monkeywrench
Longjohns, Boots and a Belt
  • Release date: November 18, 2003
  • Label: The Devil Makes Three
A Little Bit Faster
and a Little Bit Worse

(Live recording)
  • Release date: November 17, 2006
  • Label: The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three
(re-release)
  • Release date: November 20, 2007
  • Label: Milan
7
Do Wrong Right
  • Release date: April 21, 2009
  • Label: Milan
1
Stomp and Smash
(Live recording)
  • Release date: October 24, 2011
  • Label: Milan
4 29
I'm a Stranger Here
  • Release date: October 29, 2013
  • Label: New West Records
2 124 2 22 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Stranger"[8] Malia James

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography - The Devil Makes Three". Milan Records. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ "The Devil Makes Three Frontman Goes Solo Again". antimusic. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  3. ^ "The Devil Makes Three – Chart history – Bluegrass Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Devil Makes Three – Chart history – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Devil Makes Three – Chart history – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Devil Makes Three – Chart history – Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Devil Makes Three – Chart history – Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "CMT: Videos : The Devil Makes Three : Stranger". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 

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