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The Devil Makes Three Upcoming Dates

bernhardThe Devil Makes Three live @ KEXP was released digitally on 8.11,  including four tracks played live in the studio of the famous Seattle based radio station and an interview.

 

And all the while, Devil Makes Three frontman Pete Bernhard launches his solo album Straight Line on Milan Records on September 15th.  Stepping out with a collage of musical influences, Straight Line is a fair bit different from his primary band but one key element remains the same - Pete Bernhard's defining vocal style, unique phrasing and his distinctive point of view.

 

TOUR DATES!
September 5 - Truckee River Park Amphitheater - Truckee, CA
Sept 7th - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA
Sept 15 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA**
Sept 16 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA**
Sept 17 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA**
Sept 18 - Cafe Coda - Chico, CA**
Sept 19 - Stillwater - Ashland, OR**
Sept 27 - Earthdance Peace Festival - Black Oak Ranch - Laytonville, CA
Oct 14 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Oct 15 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 - Downtown Brewing Company - San Luis Opisbo, CA
Oct 17 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 18 - The Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA
Oct 21 - The Historic Ashland Armory - Ashland, OR
Oct 22 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Oct 23 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Oct 30 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1 - The Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
Nov 7 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
Nov 8 - Southpaw - Brooklyn, NY
Nov 9 - Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
Nov 11 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
Nov 13 - One Eyed Jack's - New Orleans, LA
Nov 20 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO

Devil Makes Three front man Pete Bernhard books solo gigs

After opening for Sea Sick Steve in NYC last week, Pete’s solo performances are a far bit different from his primary band but one key element remains the same - his defining vocal style, unique phrasing and his distinctive point of view.
 


devil-makes-threeAll the while, The Devil Makes Three "Do Wrong Right" continues to gain momentum.   After selling out shows all across the country via word of mouth from fans and friends, Do Wrong Right garners its 16th straight week on in the Top 10 of the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and the album continues to sell strongly each week.  The album holds steadily in heavy rotation on the college charts along with charting on the Americana/Jamband Chart.

Check out The Devil Makes Three LIVE on KEXP Performing "Do Wrong Right."  The Devil Makes Three Live @ KEXP was released digitally on 8.11. The EP includes four tracks played live in the studio of the famous Seattle based radio station and an interview.

The Devil Makes Three kicks off their Fall tour with gigs at Bumbershoot and Earthdance Peace Festival.

The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. Constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast, this band is busy packing their shows night after night, largely thanks to word of mouth.

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.

 


 
PETE BERNHARD SOLO DATES
September 15- Blue Lamp- Sacramento, CA
September 16- Rickshaw Shop, San Francisco, CA
September 17- The Crepe Place- Santa Cruz, CA
September 18- Café Coda, Chico, CA
September 19th- Stillwater, Ashland, OR


 
DEVIL MAKES THREE TOUR DATES!
September 5 - Truckee River Park Amphitheater - Truckee, CA
Sept 7th - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA
Sept 27 - Earthdance Peace Festival - Black Oak Ranch - Laytonville, CA
Oct 14 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Oct 15 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 - Downtown Brewing Company - San Luis Opisbo, CA
Oct 17 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 18 - The Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA
Oct 21 - The Historic Ashland Armory - Ashland, OR
Oct 22 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Oct 23 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Oct 24 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Nov 7 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

Devil Makes Three leader Pete Bernhard steps out solo

Pete will be playing solo dates this summer and will be doing substantial touring around the release of the record. Pete will also be touting with The Devil Makes Three on their dates in October and November.

pete-bernhardMore about Pete Bernhard:
On his second solo album, Straight Line (his first solo commercial release),  Pete lays down a set of his more driving numbers.  He focuses on songs that he felt needed drums and weren’t suited for the all-acoustic old-country/blues/punk outfit The Devil Makes Three. His solo set has a  no-holds-barred feel about it and lyrical fearlessness that one only finds in the truly liberated – feeling no pressure of fitting into a mold. There’s folk, funky New Orleans soul, blues, rock and other genres craft fully melded into a seamless and natural combination that is, like The Devil Makes Three, extremely difficult to place into a single genre.  This may be the biggest similarity to Pete’s primary band – the music crosses many boundaries.  You feel it, you relate to it, it’s like an old friend you’ve never met before.  You have no idea what it is or what to call it.

Pete’s lyrics are thoughtful and inquisitive, often with painted with his well-known sarcasm and irony. He questions the status quo frequently, most notably on his song “Orphan”.  Would you rather be an orphan or a slave? Some might go through their entire lives obliviously, never asking or answering a question like this but Pete has no interest in shirking life’s tougher dilemmas.  “I got to thinking how everyone has some idea about how you should be and what you should and shouldn’t say.  Trying to pay attention to all that can be demanding.  It’s about how people are never satisfied,” he explained. “Pray For Rain” shines a spotlight on the mindless, sheep-like mentality of those who worship at the altar of consumerism.  Straight Line is almost exclusively original compositions, with one cover, “Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold” from the great Townes Van Zandt. He reinvents the folk classic with wailing B3 organ and arrangements that bring to mind the best of The Band.

Pete hails from a small, liberal community in Vermont with a family rife with musicians. His father played guitar and wrote songs, his brother attended Berklee School of Music and plays guitar and an aunt who was a folk musician. Immersed in music, he was drawn to older, traditional  blues from a young age, and also studied the style and aesthetics of music traditions like New Orleans R&B and country while simultaneously getting caught up in punk rock. He headed west as a young man, first to Nashville, then on to Washington State, where he formed a band with a childhood friend and hit the road. When they broke down one day in Santa Cruz, California, they stayed with a fellow Vermonter who was in school – The Devil Makes Three was born.

pete-bernhardThe Devil Makes Three has developed an audience that encompasses just about every kind of music fan from punk rockers to Deadheads, bluegrass barflies and rockabilly fanatics to indie rock kids. “We’re not really a genre-specified band,” he concludes, “I’ve  actually had people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t listen to anything but  hip-hop, but I love The Devil Makes Three. I think we’ve always tried to  keep our songwriting honest and natural, I guess that ends up making it difficult to really define our band. That always keeps things really exciting.”

With a successful band and limited free time, one  might wonder when Pete Bernhard has time to work on his solo music, but that question is easily answered, he told Santa Cruz’s Good Times. “Before, we  were all working jobs and playing in the band and that took all my time. Now we don’t work, so going solo keeps me busy. When The Devil Makes Three goes off the road for a month or two, it gives me time to try something new with my solo songs. I have no interest in stopping.” He will continue to  both question and reveal the truth through his songwriting, on his record and on the road.