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The Devil Makes Three serves "Champagne and Reefer"

Friday, August 12, 2016 – The Devil Makes Three released the video today for their version of Muddy Waters' "Champagne and Reefer."

The song is the second single off of their upcoming album, "Redemption & Ruin," out Sept. 16 on New West Records. The music video features footage from the cult classic movie "Reefer Madness."

"It was a song that I hadn't really heard that many times before. We had a ton of tunes - blues, country and gospel - that we were listening through. This one really stuck out. Not to mention, everybody in the band is pro-legalization of marijuana." lead singer Pete Bernhard said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The video was produced by Black Balloon.

The disc is a concept project of 12 hand-picked songs that inspired The Devil Makes Three from before they founded the band. Divided in to two sides, the subjects of "redemption" and "ruin" are explored through various works by Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott and guitar ace Duane Eddy help out.

A few days after the release of "Redemption & Ruin," The Devil Makes Three will start its U.S. tour with more than 40 North American shows.

Tour dates are:
Sept. 18 - Freshgrass Festival - North Adams, MA
Sept. 22 - The Warehouse - Fairfield, CT
Sept. 23 - Lupos Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
Sept. 24 - State Theater - Portland, ME
Sept. 25 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QB Canada
Sept. 28 - Opera House - Toronto, ON Canada
Sept. 29 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sept. 30 - The Bluebird - Bloomington, IN
Oct. 1 - Roots N Blues BBQ Fest - Columbia, MO
Oct. 2 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
Oct. 5 - The Wilma - Missoula, MT
Oct. 6-7 - Shadowbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Oct. 8-9 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
Oct. 12 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
Oct. 13 - Pink Garter Theatre - Jackson Hole, WY
Oct. 14 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 15 - Riverwalk - Breckenridge, CO
Dec. 28 - Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater - Grass Valley, CA
Dec. 30-31 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Jan. 4-5 - Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
Jan. 6- The Wiltern Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 7 - The Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Jan. 8 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Jan. 11 - ACM at UCU - Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 12 - Granada - Dallas, TX
Jan. 13 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jan. 14 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
Jan. 15 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Jan. 18 - 20th Century - Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 20 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
Jan. 21 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
Jan. 22 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Jan. 25 - Anthology - Rochester, NY
Jan. 26 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Jan. 27 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Jan. 28 - Theatre of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 29 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
Feb. 1 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Feb. 2 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Feb. 3 - Venue TBA - Atlanta, GA
Feb. 4 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
Feb. 9 - Avett Brothers at The Beach - Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Chains Are Broken
It's hard to see where The Devil Makes Three fits into Americana/Roots music. To be sure, Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino and Cooper McBean have an estimable body of work, well represented on "Chains Are Broken." But the field of mid-level singer-composer groups is crowded. There's always room for standout material and musicianship, and The Devil Makes Three continues to bid for broader appeal. "Chains Are Broken" gets better with repeated listens. »»»
Redemption & Ruin CD review - Redemption & Ruin
Charles Baudelaire and Verbal Kint separately and astutely noted that the devil's greatest trick is in convincing the world that he doesn't exist. There could be a corollary concerning the reality of The Devil Makes Three; the trio exists in so many different musical forms that they may well have talked us into believing they're a dozen distinct bands when they are in fact just one single, extraordinarily talented unit. Over the past 14 years, The Devil Makes Three has released »»»
I'm a Stranger Here CD review - I'm a Stranger Here
Pulling off Depression-era roots music isn't necessarily anything new, but making an album of it compelling without sounding corny, clichéd or simply boring isn't easy. Give The Devil Makes Three a ton of credit for doing it with both feet in the past - yet firmly cemented in the present. The album art complete with old appliances including a $15.90-cent record player sets the tone, and the 10 songs within are gems no matter what the era. Guided by Buddy Miller's wizened »»»