Jim Blum

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7:14 am
Sat August 18, 2012

The Devil Makes Three: Punk Ethos With A Country Twang

Folk Alley

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 3:25 pm

Based on their instruments, they seem like an old-time string band; based on their appearance, they seem like they might play punk music. The answer lies somewhere in between. Pete Bernhard (guitar) and Cooper McBean (banjo) grew up in New England to parents who liked ragtime and old blues. The two moved to Santa Cruz temporarily, where they met Lucia Turino (upright bass), and The Devil Makes Three was born. (For our session, Adam Chilenski fills in for Lucia, who had a broken arm.)

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