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The Devil Makes Three has just released the latest chapter of their gypsy-punk-hillbilly-bluegrass-blues gospel in an album called Do Wrong Right. That description is a mouthful, but DM3 is far from ordinary. The drummer-less trio consists of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean. 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.

Do Wrong Right might change your opinion about what can be done with an acoustic album. Traditional country songs like “Car Wreck” are offset by up-tempo banjo propelled songs like the album’s title track and then followed by brutally honest blues numbers like “Working Man’s Blues.” I haven’t had a chance to see a live show, but the word-of-mouth about their performances is the stuff of legends. From what I hear, hippies, young kids, college students, yuppies and people of all races and religions are dancing and singing along in blissful coexistence. They are on a monstrous cross-country tour this summer, so we’ll all have a chance to find out for ourselves.

While this ragtag band might be a bit loose and rough around the edges, those same qualities are what bring character to their music. The Devil Makes Three have a lively spirit and are bound to win over audiences all over the country, one drinking hole at a time.

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The Devil Makes Three – All Hail

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San Francisco’s The Devil Makes Three will release Do Wrong Right on May 5th via Milan Records. Their press release describes the band perfectly.

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.

I’ll get more detailed with our SXSW updates as dates, times and venues get announced.

The Devil Makes Three – Old Number Seven

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