Catch the Devil Makes Three at Terminal 5 on Thursday NightFebruary 10th, 2016
The Devil Makes Three are an enigmatic band. First of all, they have no drummer. And despite the group’s three members—Pete Bernhard (vocals and guitar), Cooper McBean (banjo and vocals) and Lucia Turino (upright bass and vocals)—making their home in Santa Cruz, Calif., they each originally hail from New England. Plus, let’s face it, for a band based in California, they have an undoubtedly nuanced Southern sound, layering rhythm and harmonies over blues, bluegrass, country, ragtime and rockabilly to make their own unique folk-punk blend, garnering comparisons to Steve Earle, Violent Femmes and the White Stripes in the process. Thanks to their high-energy live performances, the Devil Makes Three (above, performing “Spinning Like a Top” for Jam in the Van) have earned a reputation on the festival circuit as a band not to miss. But they still spend time recording in the studio: The trio’s most recent release, I’m a Stanger Here (stream it below), was produced in Nashville by Buddy Miller. PopMatters called it “a top-notch album that sounds like the band is finally reaching their potential and seizing this opportunity.” Join in on the sing-along fun when the Devil Makes Three play Terminal 5 on Thursday night. And as an added bonus, Langhorne Slim opens the show.