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The Devil Makes Three


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With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/front man Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music ... Read more in Amazon's The Devil Makes Three Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Milan Records
  • ASIN: B000XCZCC6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,060 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Plank
2. Graveyard
3. Beneath the Piano
4. Ten Feet Tall
5. Shades
6. Old Number Seven
7. Chained to the Couch
8. To the Hilt
9. The Bullet
10. For My Family
11. Nobody s Dirty Business
12. Dynamite
13. Fun Has Just Begun
14. Oceans Cold

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Mixing styles from the ragtime and country music of the twenties and thirties to the rock-and-roll and punk music of their adolescence, The Devil Makes Three pushes the boundaries of acoustic music. Citing influences as varied as Steve Earle, the Reverend Gary Davis, Memphis Jug Band, and Django Reinhardt, the band combines tight vocal harmonies with idiot-savant finger style guitar to create an exciting and original sound.

This is the first commercial release by The Devil Makes Three. It's a digitally remastered version of their original 2002 record, plus b-sides and live recordings.

Review

After hearing the booze-stained lyrics and American roots-influenced sound of the Devil Makes Three, you may think that good ol Mr. Johnson wasn t the only one who sold his soul to the Prince of Darkness down at the crossroads. This Santa Cruz trio blend classic country, ragtime, bluegrass, and folk with their own fiery attitude and a sincere approach that create the sound and feel of a dusty old 78, but with an immediacy that's unforgettable. Acoustic guitar, upright bass, and banjo weave with tightly knit vocal harmonies in songs that ll have you tapping your foot and humming uncontrollably - particularly The Bullet, Graveyard, and Old No. 7, which Jack Daniels should use as its jingle. --Sean McCourt, San Francisco Bay Guardian -- April 26, 2004

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Meagher on February 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I'm not usually a huge fan of bluegrass, but I saw these guys at a festival recently and had to hear more. I now own all their albums and I can say with authority they are consistently fantastic. I prefer "A Little Bit Faster and A Little Bit Worse" (Live Album), but they are all good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tmeany on March 19, 2011
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Been listening to this cd for 3 months now. Heard a bootleg at Phish last summer. Would love to see them live...they rock!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. McAuliffe on February 8, 2008
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Everyone who hasn't heard this band needs to!!! You won't be right until you do
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Friedrich on March 4, 2008
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I heard this band when they first started playing live shows in my area, which was near the start because they live near me. Point being I'm not a huge fan of banjo or bluegrass for that matter. They are simply good musicians that write beautiful songs. As a musician myself I can say they are definately top knotch and the bass that comes out in the remastered tracks sounds fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GB on August 20, 2008
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My local cd store recommended these guys. My twelve year old (A Linkin Park fan normally) and I have fallen so in love with this cd that we took a special trip to the store just to thank the store owner. I am not sure what kind of music category you would put this music in...country?...bluegrass...? ....folk? But if the genre doesn't matter to you and all you care about is whether it is good, well this isn't just good it's jaw dropping great. The lyrics are well done and the music accompaniment is stellar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eleanor on August 29, 2012
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This album has entirely reshaped my taste in music. I LOVE every track, and turn every person I encounter onto the sound. I listened to old school punk and hip hop and little else for years until a friend introduced me to Devil Makes Three, now I rarely listen to anything besides DM3, Grayson Capps, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Give this album a chance, it may change your life. It did for me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Dunham on March 31, 2009
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Excellent CD, I watched a youtube video that said it best. Lucia Turino the stand up bassist says their music does for American music like the Pogues did for Irish music. The lyrics are awesome and the music is fantastic. A must have!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scarlett Brontë on July 29, 2008
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Like the other reviewers here, I am not a fan of bluegrass, but this band has a great sound that crosses genres and is appealing to a wide range of listeners.

Yes, it's roots are in bluegrass, and it has an old fashioned, acoustic thing happening, but it also has a punk edge to it, which is what drew me in. The music is upbeat, but the lyrics are dark enough that I can get into it.

The Plank, Old Number Seven, and Dynamite were the songs that made me buy the CD, but as I listen to it more, I am starting to dig other songs. Even the songs that I'm not that into have some quality that makes them good.

I never thought I'd say things like, "Wow, that's a cool banjo riff!"
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