The Devil Makes Three Plays Tonight at Stubb’s
Two members of the talented trio known as The Devil Makes Three are orginally from rural Vermont. Frontman Pete Bernhard met guitarist Cooper McBean when they were in the eighth grade. McBean was the only other kid in school Bernhard knew who was also really into the blues.
About a decade later, Bernhard and McBean headed out west to California to make music, mostly punk and rock, but didn’t really pull together what they wanted until they met stand-up bassist Lucia Turino – and that was even before she learned to play stand-up bass. After she learned in no time at all, they found they really didn’t need a drummer. Their acoustic sets are all about the rhythm.
You can’t really put The Devil Makes Three into too many specific genres. There are all parts blues, country, rockabilly, folk and crazy ragtime flipping around and flying about. They’ve had comparisons to Steve Earle and The Violent Femmes. Even better, there is a huge spectrum of fans, all ages, who may not even listen to any of those types of music, but they’re huge fans of this band.
This is a live show you won’t want to miss. The Devil Makes Three performs tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Opening the show is Austin-by-way-of-Chicago Americana artist Tom Schraeder. Doors open at 9 p.m.