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/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. “We write with rhythm and dancing in mind” says Bernhard. And though they’re an acoustic act without a drummer, they play with the unbridled energy of the most intense rock show. They’re equal parts Mississippi John Hurt and Fugazi -- or Lightnin’ Hopkins and Kurt Cobain. Raised in rural Vermont, now residing in Santa Cruz, this trio has come a long way since their 2007 High Sierra debut and amassed a steady following based on the strength of their live shows, which never disappoint. There’s a certain degree of defiance to their music and spirit that is easily grasped by anyone who enjoys defying convention. The Devil Makes Three bridge generational gaps, break down musical barriers of all kinds and bring together lovers of old-timey music, edgy punk rock and more, all in the name of rhythm… and a good time.